Paul Finebaum: I'm surprised Nick Saban has not returned to the NFL
It was reported Wednesday that every NFL team with a head coaching vacancy this season contacted Alabama coach Nick Saban either directly or indirectly. Saban declined all offers, but Paul Finebaum is surprised the five-time national champion coach hasn’t become bored of the college game and returned to the NFL.
“I think Saban, at some point, will just get bored with all this,” Finebaum said on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Thursday. “Had he won last year, that would have been six national championships, five in eight years. Everyone loves to win, everyone loves to be successful, but Nick Saban has been at Alabama 10 years now, and I’ve wondered why he hasn’t left previously.”
Alabama radio broadcaster Eli Gold has the polar opposite of Finebaum, and believes Saban will never go back to the NFL.