Some people revere Paul Finebaum. Others take everything he says with a grain of salt. His latest assertion might push more football fans into the latter category.
“I believe if (Nick) Saban wins a National Title, he will seriously consider doing something else besides being head coach at Alabama,” Finebaum said on Wednesday afternoon (via John Hayes).
There does not appear to be any hard evidence for this claim, but one could see why Finebaum believes it.
Saban has been tied to Texas several times in the past few years, and abruptly left LSU in the mid-2000s to take a job with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.
He’s perceived as a man who craves a challenge, and winning at Alabama is not exactly a tall task at this juncture. Saban has won three national titles since arriving in 2007, and appears headed to a second straight SEC Championship game and College Football Playoff this year.
If he leaves T-Town, it might not be for another coaching job. Saban, 64, began his career four decades ago.
Maybe we’ll be seeing him in a difference capacity next season.