CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman has published a report about NFL teams’ pursuit of Alabama’s Nick Saban, and Crimson Tide fans should enjoy reading what Freeman has written.
Here’s a taste:
Though Saban has done one thing and said another before — see Dolphins, Miami — the fact that he’s saying no so forcibly is perhaps the greatest indicator that he’s serious about staying at Alabama. This is the indication after speaking to NFL teams and other football officials in recent days.
This isn’t much different from what most everyone has written for the past six weeks. The problem for Saban is what he said Dec. 21, 2006, when asked about going to Alabama — that he wasn’t going to coach the Crimson Tide.
Trust me, he knows this. He knows folks always will doubt his word because of how he handled the situation six years ago. And he wishes he had handled it different.