Alabama’s Saban, ex-Dolphins coach, back in Miami

For the first time since Christmas 2006, Nick Saban is back

working on the field at Sun Life Stadium.

Saban spent two years coaching in that stadium, the home of the

NFL’s Miami Dolphins. He went 9-7 in his home games there with the

Dolphins and will lead second-ranked Alabama onto that field Monday

night against No. 1 Notre Dame in this season’s BCS national title

game.

On Saturday, he was on the field for Alabama’s media day.

Saban insisted for several weeks late in 2006 that he would not

leave the Dolphins for the Crimson Tide, famously saying at one

point: ”I guess I have to say it. I’m not going to be the Alabama

coach.”

Less than two weeks after uttering that phrase, he was the

Alabama coach.

And now he’s trying for his third national title in four

seasons.