Alabama football coach Nick Saban doesn’t plan on leaving his position with the Crimson Tide any time soon.
The conversation came up after Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops abruptly retired from his head coaching gig in Norman and it led to Saban saying he has plenty left to give the program.
Part of that could be a fear of what comes next for the long-time football coach.
According to the Tuscaloosa News, Saban says “it scares me to death to figure what it’s going to be like when I’m not a part of a team.” It also helps when you’re currently coaching one of the perennial national title contenders.
From the report:
“As long as I feel good, I love doing it,” Saban said. “I’ve said this before. I’ve been a part of a team since I was 9 years old, and it scares me to death to figure what it’s going to be like when I’m not a part of a team.
“As long as I feel healthy and I can do it, we certainly have every intention of trying to do it. If I felt like I couldn’t do it to the standard that I want to do it then I think that would be time not to do it. But I certainly don’t feel like that’s any time soon.”
That has to be music to the ears of Alabama fans.
Since Saban joined the Crimson Tide, they have been atop the college football world.
With five national titles and a program that is constantly reloading, there is no reason for Saban to leave as long as he’s enjoying his current job and fearful of what could come next.