Nick Saban is not done yet.
Alabama’s head coach won his fifth national championship on Monday night, then brushed off talk of retirement on Tuesday morning.
“I’ve been a part of a team since I was 9 years old, and it scares me to think there’s a time I won’t be a part of a team anymore,” he said in a televised presser (via Alex Byington).
Rumors have been flying all season about Saban’s post-Crimson Tide landing spot; Austin and Indianapolis have been among the go-to guesses.
But the chances that the 64-year-old will finish out his career in Tuscaloosa seemed to grow after Monday’s game.
“I’ve always said this is my — I hate to say favorite team, because I love them all — but these guys have come so far and done so much,” he said on ESPN soon after getting a Gatorade bath. “This is all about winning the game for them. It’s great for the fans. It’s great for the state of Alabama. But I wanted to win this game for these guys.”
He finished the interview with a huge smile, then walked away to celebrate with his players.
Saban says he has "no timetable for ever not being part of a team." Won't even say the word retire.
— John Zenor (@jzenor) January 12, 2016
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