Since the moment the Los Angeles Rams fired Jeff Fisher, seemingly every top college football head coach has had his name linked to the job.
There were the Jim Harbaugh rumors, Michigan fans trolling Ohio State with Urban Meyer rumors of their own, and now the greatest college football coach in the game today, Alabama’s Nick Saban, has had his name attached to the gig.
While hosting His & Hers today, ESPN’s Will Cain shared his belief that the Rams need to focus on hiring Saban.
His reason? Saban wants to solidify himself not as just a great college coach, but as one of the greatest football coaches ever like his good pal Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots.
“Nick Saban has secured a legacy as the greatest college football coach of all time. He’s got that in his pocket. That isn’t going anywhere. But I think deep down Nick Saban would like to be in the conversation of best football coach of all-time — no college qualifier,” Cain said.
“His buddy Bill Belichick has that. But if Saban can do what he did in college–he’s got this little stain on his record because of what happened with the Dolphins–and come back to rebuild the Rams? Now he’s in that conversation with Bill Belichick.”
Saban is always linked to NFL openings, so this comes as no surprise that he was mentioned, but it’s highly unlikely Saban would leave Tuscaloosa for an unstable franchise.
But hey, you never know what could happen.