Nick Saban thinks there should be a college football commissioner, he’s just not sure who it should be.
That’s one of the many topics he addressed at the SEC spring meetings in Destin, Fla., on Tuesday afternoon.
Saban: "There needs to be a college football commissioner." Said he doesn't have a candidate for that.
— Dustin Dopirak (@TennesseeBeat) May 31, 2016
At 64 years old, many college football fans have floated Saban’s name out there as a potential candidate for that role when his coaching days are done. But coming off a national championship win with the Crimson Tide in January, Saban has hardly shown signs of slowing down as a coach.
For now, the debate will continue as to whether the NCAA would be willing to give up the control necessary to hand such a title to one person.
Whoever that person may be, Saban wants to make sure they take action on the current rules for satellite camps.
Saban continued his assault on the idea of satellite camps, referring to the process as “the Wild, Wild West at best”, according the Times Daily‘s Alex Byington.
The Crimson Tide coach was animated as he spoke about how the camps are pushed as a benefit for the players, but he continues to see them as simply a recruiting tool.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has become the face of the controversy, with trips planned throughout the country during the offseason, but Saban refused to place the blame solely on the outspoken Wolverines coach.
Saban: "I’m not blaming [Jim Harbaugh]. There needs to be somebody who looks out for what’s best for integrity of the game."
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) May 31, 2016
Saban emptied his bag full of rants with a complaint about suspension policies for positive drug tests, questioning whether they actually help deter the behavior that caused the punishment in the first place.
Saban criticizes 6-game suspensions for positive drug test the following year because he questions if it changes behavior.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) May 31, 2016
Nick Saban live at SEC spring meetings
Posted by Alabama Insiders on Tuesday, May 31, 2016