For the last nine seasons, Nick Saban has been everything Alabama fans could have asked for when he took the job before the start of the 2007 campaign. With three national titles on his resume (and a possible fourth one this year), some have wondered if the head coach has grown tired of his time in Tuscaloosa and would consider moving on.
From reports of taking jobs both with the Texas Longhorns and the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts (both of which have coaches currently employed) among others, rumors haven’t seemed to stop about Saban’s future. In an interview with ESPN, Saban made it clear he intends on staying with the Crimson Tide for the long run:
“I don’t see it ever happening, and I know every year somebody has me going somewhere else,” Saban told ESPN.com in a wide-ranging interview. “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.”