Found December 21, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, there have been some mixed signals whether or not Alabama head coach Nick Saban will at some point head back to the NFL. On Tuesday, a longtime source was insistent that rumors about Saban leaving Alabama to return to the NFL are off-base. “That’s not happening,” the source said, emphatically. As I posted on Twitter, take the adamant denial for what it’s worth, particularly when another source I spoke with on Thursday claimed that Saban has already begun interviewing potential assistants he would take to the Cleveland Browns with him. The source laid out the timing of how current Browns coach Pat Shurmur will be fired after the season, one or two candidates will be interviewed (complete with the name of a minority candidate) and that Saban will be hired on Jan. 8, the day after Alabama’s BCS title game tilt vs. Notre Dame. Nick Saban celebrates after Alabama’s 32-28 win in the Southeastern Conference championship. (AP)That bit of information advances an earlier report by Boston Globe ace NFL writer Greg Bedard about Saban wanting to return to the NFL and that Saban would work with current NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi. Lombardi is a former personnel man with several teams, including Cleveland, Oakland and Denver. So exactly what should anyone believe about Saban? Sadly, everything and nothing. I really believe that at some point Saban will come back to the NFL, because he never stays in one place too long and I’m sure he’d love to have one crack at the pros.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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