Nick Saban has one of the best jobs in college football.
The Alabama head coach consistently lures some of the top recruits in the nation to Tuscaloosa while being a perennial national championship contender.
But could he eventually decide to leave his comfortable job for a crack at the pros?
ESPN’s Paul Finebaum seems to believe that could be the case.
During a Thursday appearance on SportsCenter, Finebaum discussed the possibility of Saban returning to the NFL and said he believes the Alabama coach will eventually get bored and challenge himself if the right opportunity comes around.
“I think Saban, at some point, will just get bored with all this. Had he won last year, that would’ve been six national championships, five in eight years, and everyone loves to win, everyone loves to be successful, but Nick Saban has been at Alabama for 10 years now, I’m wondering why he hasn’t left previously,” Finebaum said.
“I think he’s waiting for the right opportunity, where someone says ‘Okay coach, we have a quarterback, you have a piece of the franchise, you’re making $8 or $9 million now, but you’ll be making so much money you’ll never have to give money a second thought.’”
Check out the comments below:
It still seems highly unlikely that Saban would leave Alabama for another go in the NFL, but crazier things have happened before.
If he ultimately decides to return to the pros, you have to respect his desire to challenge himself.
If he stays at Alabama to finish out his coaching career, can you really blame him?