When the coach comes out and says in a press conference that "I will not be coaching Alabama next season" you expect him to stick around.
Seems a little high and mighty to be judging Saban for skipping out on the Phins. If you were offered a big pay raise to go somewhere else and had to leave behind your coworkers, your telling me you wouldnt take it? please.
Another thing, everyone is so up in arms about how Saban said during the season he wasnt interested in the job. What do you want the guy to do during the season? If he tells them the truth he gets in big time from the media and from the fans for quitting on his team. Im by no means a Saban apologist but some of the posts i have been reading make me want to puke.
Simply dont answer the question and move on.
And I dont think he is getting a pay raise. I believe he was making 4.5 million with the Phins and now it is reported to be 8 years, 32 million.
Seems as though he couldnt handle the NFL and needed to go back to the college ranks.
When a coach says that it is no worse than 50-50 that he is gone. It's the coaching equivilant to an athlete saying it's not about the money after signing with the Lions.
While I disagree with the manner Saban conducted himself, I don't blame him. He has done nothing but be true to his nature. He's a carpetbagger. That said, the offer from 'Bama was way too sweet to pass up for a guy like Nick. The gave him a little better money than the Phins and he gets to go back to the college game that I think he likes better than the pros.
"Bama got themselves a bargain, IMO. The Crimson Tide have been foundering and with other rejections were on the brink of SEC obscurity. A non-contender for quite a while, almost a fraudulant as ND, Bama needed to restore credibility. With Saban they will once again become a NCAA power. For as much as Saban is a turd of an employee, he is a great college coach.
Heck he even had MSU on the brink of credibility before they cheaped out and let him leave.