While folks in Tuscaloosa and every member of Tide Nation, near and far, love their Nick Saban — so much so that he already has a statue of himself on Alabama’s campus — detractors outside of Saban’s sphere of influence remain.
Namely, those running in NFL circles, where Saban flamed out with the Miami Dolphins.
In recent weeks, the Alabama coaching legend’s named has surfaced as someone who may possibly be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
However, Jaws, as Jaworski has come to be known in his time as a quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles and as an ESPN NFL analyst, just straight up does not want to see Saban back in the League.
In the eyes of Jaws, Saban is a ‘liar’.
I’m not a Saban guy, because I don’t like liars, and I think he lied. I think he lied to the Miami Dolphins and he lied to the fans of Miami, and he left. And it’s pretty simple. I think integrity is very important. If you don’t have integrity, I don’t know how you can be successful. Yeah, I know he’s great at Alabama and he’ll probably win another national championship, but I just don’t like people that don’t have integrity. So it’s pretty easy for me to say I don’t want Nick Saban in town.
Go ask some players on that team. Go ask some coaches on that team. They’ll tell ya. The Bobby Petrino’s of the world. I have a hard time backing those kinds of guys when they lie. If you don’t have integrity man, I don’t want to be around you.
After winning a title with LSU in 2003, Saban bolted for a new challenge in heading up the Miami Dolphins.
At the time, Mike Shula was busy running the once-proud Alabama program into the ground. When he was fired, Saban spent weeks claiming to have no interest in the position.
Yet, as soon as the Dolphins closed the book on his second season in South Beach with a loss to Indianapolis, the coach bee-lined it straight back to the comfy confines of the collegiate ranks.
Without all the venom in his voice, Alabama fans might be inclined to agree with Jaws. Tide Nation does not want to see Saban go either, especially as he gears up for his third title in a four year span, a feat not accomplished since Nebraska in the ’90s.
What do you think about Jaws’ words? Way too harsh, or right on the money? As always, sound off in the comments section below!
Source: Yahoo! Sports
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