Nick Saban and his future? ESPN's Chris Low outlines what would cause the coach to walk away
Nick Saban and his coaching future is often bandied about, and especially around his birthday each year. Now that the Alabama coach is in a public feud with Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher about the changing landscape in college football, the topic is raised once more.
ESPN’s Chris Low, who has a close relationship with Saban and interviewed him on Thursday, offered his perspective on Saban’s coaching future. Low shared his thoughts with “McElroy and Cubelic In the morning” on WJOX out of Birmingham, Alabama.
“I think a lot of it depends on what happens,” Low said. “He’s always said to me, and he repeated this again yesterday, that if it gets to the point where he feels like he’s not there, or really there in a position to create value on the field, off the field and be a part of continuing to increase or sort of elevate that program and keep it where they are, or he’ll walk away. He’s not going to be told, or have to be told, you know what, it’s time. I think that probably applies to this.”
“If we get to a point a year from now, a year and a half from now, nothing’s done, it just continues to sort of be where we are, and there’s no push in college sports to sort of get the hands around this. Again, I’m not smart enough to know how you do that without a long, length court battle, but who knows what’s going to happen.”
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