View Full Version : Saban Interviews With Alabama?

12-07-2006, 06:57 AM
WALA-TV in Pensacola reports that Dolphins coach Nick Saban was scheduled to interview on Wednesday night with the University of Alabama (http://www.fox10tv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5778816&nav=menu489_5) for its vacant head-coaching position.
Saban reportedly issued a list of demands that must be met before he would consider the job.
Dolphins Senior V.P. of Media Relations Harvey Greene told the station, "We are not commenting on any rumors."
Though we love some good scuttlebutt as much as anyone, we're not buying this one. Saban declined an offer to dine with the President during training camp; why would he take time out of his schedule on a Wednesday night prior to a game against the Patriots to talk to anyone about anything other than getting ready for the game?
And there's no need for an interview, as we see it. This isn't about shaking hands and slapping backs. Either Alabama is willing to make Saban an offer better than the deal he now has in Miami, or it isn't. Why does Saban need a sit-down with Mal Moore if it's already obvious that in order to have any chance at getting him the Tide will have to make him the highest-paid coach at any level of the sport?
Still, we're keeping an eye on this one. Greene's response suggests that something might be going on.- PFT

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12-07-2006, 09:29 AM

They were in NY meeting with Rodriguez Wed.

12-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Miami Dolphins (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=mia) coach Nick Saban said Thursday he declined to meet with Alabama officials about their coaching vacancy, while media reports had West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez being offered the job.
"I'm flattered that they may have been interested in me, but it never really progressed, because we just never let it progress," Saban said after practice in Davie, Fla.