Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Dick, I mean, Nick Saban

We heard from a "source" yesterday that Nick had accepted the Alabama offer and told his coaches he was leaving....but then someone else told us that he was staying.  The "scoop" is that he had indeed accepted the offer, but then it came to talking with H Wayne, and he just couldn't do it.  They have mutual respect, and H gave Nick everything he wanted.
So, they agreed to "sleep on it" and Nick will be making an announcement at 10am this morning.  Rest assured that he is, in fact, leaving.
Good luck, and don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out, jerkie!
And that reminds me: How do you know if Nick Saban is lying?  His lips are moving!!
Aside to Nick: do you have any idea what you're getting yourself into up there?  A few years from now, you'll be run out of town just like every other coach since Bear Bryant.  The pressure will be enormous, and boosters will be breathing down your neck.
Aside to Alabama students: that $40 million doesn't just magically appear.  The university has to take the money from somewhere...look for cuts here and there, or maybe programs disappearing....all to get a coach that'll be run out of town.
Aside to sports fans everywhere: this is just sad.  Alabama wants him and will stop at nothing to get the guy; and they do.  No coach is ever a sure thing again.
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