Scottemojo wrote:Did you hear Mort's take on Saban a week ago? Saban has a lot of real hatred out there.
I did not. Can you fill me in?
As far as Saban, do you honestly believe there isn't a desperate NFL team that would love to gamble on Saban right now? The relationship between the NFL and College is basically 180 degrees from where it was six years ago. These days the most coveted coaching prospect in the NFL is Chip Kelly. Let's be honest, when Seattle hired Carroll I loved it, but it was what it was, a desperation move by a desperate team and accepted by a desperate coach. It's remarkable how much things have changed since then.
If I'm a team like the Browns, I look at Nick Saban and think that maybe he quits in two years again, or maybe he's the next Carroll/Harbaugh. Given that the 49ers and Seahawks have quickly become two of the elite teams in the NFL, that seems like a really tantalizing gamble if you ask me.
I think the real hangup is Saban. He's hardly desperate to leave Alabama and I think part of the reason he left Miami was because he missed coaching in college. I don't really expect him to go to the NFL ever again, unless his ego can't take seeing so many lesser coaches becoming NFL stars.