Report: Saban says he can’t envision ever leaving Alabama for another job

Saban doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, so he says.

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As the 2015 season winds down, it’s time for the annual tradition of tossing Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s name in with any and all potentially interesting job openings across the country — college or NFL. 

Despite the rampant rumors that always seem to be near Saban, the Tide’s leader recently told ESPN there’s much more to it than up and leaving Tuscaloosa at this point in his life and career, and he doesn’t envision leaving the Tide for another job. 

“No, I really don't. I don't see it ever happening, and I know every year somebody has me going somewhere else,” Saban said. “I think a lot of it isn't just about the coaching part. What people don't understand is they forget you're a person. They forget you have a wife and two kids and a grandbaby, and they all live in Birmingham.

“They all work here. My wife goes to Birmingham five times a week. My mom lives in Birmingham now after moving from Myrtle Beach. It's not just the job. A lot of people don't get that. My life is here.”

The 64-year-old Saban may have some intriguing options available to him in the coming weeks, including the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans jobs. However, considering his age, would a coach currently at the highest level of his profession really jump at a chance to built a fresh program at the professional level? 

With each passing year he stays in Tuscaloosa, Saban’s departure seems less and less likely to ever happen.

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