Shortly after former Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Nick Saban “covets” the New York Giants’ head coaching job, a report surfaced that seems to shoot down the possibility of Alabama’s coach leaving Tuscaloosa for the NFL soon.
As reported Tuesday night, an unnamed source told Newsday’s Tom Rock that there’s “no way” Saban becomes the Giants’ next head coach. The position remains open after the franchise fired second-year coach Ben McAdoo in early December with the team holding a 2-10 record.
Saban has been rumored for NFL positions before, but it seems unlikely that he would leave the comforts of his situation at Alabama to take on a rebuilding project in the pros at this stage of his career. He’s 66 years old, and he’s fresh off winning his sixth national title overall and his fifth with the Crimson Tide. Life is good for him at the college level.
You never say never with life. And yes, there’s that issue of his underwhelming 15-17 stint as the Miami Dolphins coach from 2005-06. But with this latest report as proof, it would be surprising to see Saban leave Tuscaloosa at this point.