If there’s one thing rival SEC coaches and fans share in common, it’s that they are both eagerly await the eventual retirement of Nick Saban.
While it may be the middle of the offseason, the Alabama coach just delivered another L to those eagerly awaiting the day he rides off into the sunset. According to Coach Saban, he has no timeline for his retirement.
During his Thursday appearance at the Nick’s Kids golf tournament, Saban was asked to share his thoughts on the fact fans can now wager on when the Alabama coach will retire from coaching. The Crimson Tide coach apparently had not heard this news before Thursday.
“That’s the first I’ve heard of that one. It’s amusing,” Saban said in a video posted by Alex Byington of the Montgomery Advertiser. “After the six hours I spent at home in the chair after I got home from the hospital, I think you all heard I was outside walking around in the yard, I think Miss Terry was ready to call the police on me if I didn’t get back in the house.
“So that’s not something I enjoy, that’s not something I want to do anytime soon I can tell you that. I just enjoy being part of a team so much, the relationships. To have Julio Jones comes back the first two days I had my rehab on my hip, he was there with me doing it. Tua actually came in yesterday when I was doing rehab, gave me a medical examination. Some of these things are really special. So, no time soon. I don’t know what Vegas knows that I don’t know.”
If this is the first you have heard of these Saban retirement odds, they come via online sportsbook MyBookie.
The site currently lists odds for Saban’s retirement with an over/under of 5.5 seasons:
Nick Saban retires in over 5.5 seasons (+100)
Nick Saban retires in under 5.5 seasons (-130)
In addition to that bet, when Saban retires is also available to be bet on:
After the 2019 season (+700)
After the 2020 or 2021 seasons (+350)
After 2022 or 2023 seasons (+300)
After 2024 (+300)
After 2025 (+175)
2026 or beyond (+650)