On the afternoon of Jan. 8, 2012 on the day following his Alabama Crimson tide having won their third NCAA Football BCS National title in four years, head coach Nick Saban addressed the media over the reports that he could potentially be returning to the National Football League to once again try his hand at coaching on the big stage.
Saban had a brief period as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins from 2005-06 following his outstanding dynastic run with Louisiana State University from 2000-04, but his comments ended any debate that he would return to the NFL.
[College Football] is where I belong, and I'm really happy and at peace with all that.
How many times do you think I've been asked to put it to rest? And I've put it to rest, and you continue to ask it. So I'm going to say it today, that -- you know, I think somewhere along the line you've got to choose. You learn a lot from the experiences of what you've done in the past.
I came to the Miami Dolphins, what, eight years ago for the best owner, the best person that I've ever had the opportunity to work for? And in the two years that I was here, had a very, very difficult time thinking that I could impact the organization in the way that I wanted to or the way that I was able to in college, and it was very difficult for me.
With that put to rest once again firmly by the coaching legend it is clear that he is set on continuing his dynastic run with the Crimson Tide as he looks to extend his already legendary status in the realm of college football.
Journalist Monte Burke claims that Saban, "is the greatest college football coach of all time," according to his most recent piece for Forbes.com. Further more Burke asks just what more is there for Saban to prove at the college level?
With their already a statue of Saban in Tuscaloosa the only real legend he is yet to topple is that of Bear Bryant. The Crimson Tide's longest serving leader won six titles in his tenure with the Crimson Tide. Saban already has three for the team in six seasons and is already more than likely in deep thought about how he can win another next season.
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