Nick Saban said some words on Tuesday night that will make some Alabama fans happier than any holiday gift.
When Saban was asked if he could see himself coaching anywhere other than Alabama, he replied to ESPN’s Chris Low, “No, I really don’t. I don’t see it ever happening …”
Of course, Miami Dolphin fans might remember in 2006 when he famously said “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach” before later accepting the job.
Then again, Saban, who is 64 years old, sounded convincing in his interview with ESPN.
“I think a lot of it isn’t just about the coaching part. What people don’t understand is they forget you’re a person. They forget you have a wife and two kids and a grandbaby, and they all live in Birmingham.
“They all work here. My wife goes to Birmingham five times a week. My mom lives in Birmingham now after moving from Myrtle Beach. It’s not just the job. A lot of people don’t get that. My life is here.”