Nick Saban on leaving Alabama: Don’t see it happening

It seems that every year Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban is linked to the top job openings in the football world and there is chatter about whether he will return to the NFL.

That doesn’t seem to be happening anytime soon, and it likely won’t ever happen again.

Saban was recently asked about the possibility of leaving Alabama in an interview with ESPN’s Chris Low and he made it clear that he has no intentions of doing so.

“No, I really don’t. I don’t see it ever happening, and I know every year somebody has me going somewhere else,” Saban told ESPN.com. “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.”

That has to be music to the ears of Alabama fans.

Saban and the Crimson Tide have had incredible success since he took over in Tuscaloosa and the team will have another opportunity to hoist a national championship trophy.

Alabama returns to the field on Dec. 31 against the Michigan State Spartans in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

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