Nick Saban prefers coaching college teams to the NFL. He’s said so several times. But it’s natural for football fans to wonder if Saban might make the jump one more time before retiring.
SI.com‘s Greg Bedard is the latest to question Saban’s commitment to the Crimson Tide.
Thursday, he wrote that Saban could be interested in the Indianapolis Colts because 1) the “often impossible task of finding and acquiring a franchise quarterback” would already be taken care of, and 2) it would be a “final chance” to “wipe the one blemish from his résumé.”
Bedard also insisted that Indianapolis “is sort of like a college town,” which could persuade Saban’s wife, Terri, to hop on board.
For now, just about every sign points toward Saban — who coached the Miami Dolphins from 2005-2006 — staying in Tuscaloosa next season. At 64, he’s still a bit of a wild card, but the four-time national champion has already been hitting the 2016 recruiting trail hard.
“I like college football better, because being a good recruiter, you create an advantage for yourself because you can recruit as many good players as you can get to come,” Saban said this summer. “So you’re not restricted by salary cap or draft picks and all that type of stuff. So I just love college coaching.”