go to MSN.com
Found January 05, 2013 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

Well, geez, Nick Saban. We just wanted to know if you would come to the bake sale.

The Alabama coach appeared to be a little irritated this weekend by the voluminous rumors of his return to the NFL. He shot down speculation again as he prepared to lead the Crimson Tide in college football’s national title game Monday, saying that not only is he not interested in coaching in the NFL again, but even the suggestion may be pushing it too much.

As George Schroeder of USA Today writes:

Saban had a rocky stint in his only head coaching appearance in the NFL, when he led the Miami Dolphins in 2005-2006. While some say that he was handcuffed by his inability to make the personnel moves he wanted, others pointed to his 15-17 record and the trail of criticism left behind him as evidence that the control-heavy coach will only thrive in the college game.

Either way, we’re not going to find out this season. Saban has taken his ball and gone to the BCS title game.

More from NESN.com:
1 Comment:
  • Buffalo will continue to be a loser they never go after the best thats available.
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Saban, Kelly lead Bama and ND out of darkness

There were some dark days at Notre Dame and Alabama, dark years really, during which two college football's proudest programs flailed and foundered. As the 21st century dawned, the Fighting Irish and the Crimson Tide were old news, stodgy remnants of a glorious past, not moving fast enough to keep up with the times, and searching for someone to lead them back to the top. Then...

Mixed fortunes for SEC in bowl season

English: Nick Saban after the Alabama vs. Arkansas game, thanking the Alabama student section. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)  The SEC may be considered the strongest conference in college football, but so far the 2012/13 bowl season hasn’t shown it.   Through Thursday’s games, in fact, the SEC is batting a mere .500 (a 3-3 record), with surprising losses for Florida (to Louisville...

Report: Two 'Bama players sent home

Alabama coach Nick Saban has sent home two backup players from the BCS championship game for violating curfew. A person with knowledge of the decision identified the players as freshman linebackers Dillon Lee and Ryan Anderson. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school didn't release the names. A statement from Saban announced the disciplinary action. Alabama...

Saban: 'I want to be a college coach'

As he sat at a podium on his old turf at Sun Life Stadium, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was badgered some more about a potential return to the NFL. He says it's not happening.

Why Alabama will defeat Notre Dame after a long bowl season

I know it seems like every team has played in a bowl game named after everything imaginable from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl to the GoDaddy.com Bowl, but the game everyone has been waiting for is finally here.  The Crimson Tide of Alabama takes on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the BCS Championship game to see who finishes #1 and takes home the...

BCS National Championship: Can Alabama learn anything from the Sugar Bowl?

It’s not like Nick Saban needs any advice on how to win a BCS Championship, but watching Florida in the Sugar Bowl is a good place to see what not to do. Saban and Alabama were in a similar position as Florida when the Tide played heavy underdog Utah and lost 31-17. It’s hard to believe the Crimson Tide would have a letdown, but you would be hard-pressed to find anyone...

Saban: Bama players should "honor the opportunity"

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he and his team ''honor the opportunity'' to play for a national title. Speaking on Sunday morning, a day before the second-ranked Crimson Tide faces No. 1 Notre Dame, Saban said that means getting players to stay focused on the moment and what they can control. Saban says ''great preparation gives you the confidence to do that...

Smile, Nick, you've got a good thing

It is no longer news that Nick Saban is an SOB. People have known it for years, even before the Miami Dolphins sent around a memo warning employees not to make smalltalk with him. It is part of his charm. From the outside, we never even see the man smile. "Neither do we,'' Alabama running back Eddie Lacy said Thursday. "He smiles randomly. I'm not going to...

BCS National Championship Game Preview: Which coach has biggest effect on the game?

There's a school of thought that once the whistle blows and the first kick is in the air head coaches don't matter much, but come Monday in the BCS National Championship is that really the case? We say no, both coaches have a major roll in their respective teams, so perhaps the better question is which coach will actually have the bigger effect on the outcome of the game...

Two Alabama players sent home from BCS title game

Alabama Crimson Tide freshman linebackers Dillion Lee and Ryan Anderson were sent home from BCS title game preparations for violating the team curfews, reports The Crimson White. “We sent two players home due to a curfew violation,” head coach Nick Saban said CLick Link to Read More!

Brian Kelly not leaving Notre Dame

Scratch Brian Kelly’s name from the list of teams seeking a new head coach. While meeting with reporters on Saturday, Kelly said that leaving Notre Dame “isn’t an option.” While saying a move to the NFL was intriguing., Kelly believes he is in the right place right now. “I think from my perspective I’ve got the best job in the country, NFL, college, high school, whatever...

Steve Spurrier still trying to nudge Nick Saban back to NFL

Steve Spurrier is still doing his best to nudge Nick Saban back to the NFL. The South Carolina coach recognizes that his chances of winning the SEC championship are slim as long as Saban is coaching at Alabama. That’s why every chance he gets, Spurrier seems to try to push Saban back to the NFL, whether it’s by using mind games or other tactics. On Friday, Spurrier continued...

Saban uses video of Mariano Rivera to inspire 'Bama team

Mariano Rivera may pick up a save tonight without even jogging out from the bullpen if Alabama captures the BCS National Championship with a victory over Notre Dame. It wouldn't go down in the record books as career save No. 609, but could play a small part in the history of Alabama football, nonetheless. Alabama head coach Nick Saban said he had his players watch a video of...

Former MLB player set to play football at University of Alabama

Former MLB outfielder Jai Miller is trading in his baseball glove for a football helmet instead.The 27-year old has enrolled at the University of Alabama with the intent to play football for the Crimson Tide, according to BamaOnline. Miller reportedly spoke to Alabama head coach Nick Saban recently about the move, and is expected to play safety for the Tide, who are preparing to...
College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: A.J. Pierzynski was ‘negative influence’ to Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox designated catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment on Wednesday, and now according to a report from WEEI there may be clubhouse reasons as to why the move was made. Rob Bradford of WEEI reported on Thursday that Pierzynski’s negative influence led to the decision to designate him for assignment. According to multiple […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 hours ago

Argentina's Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus on tackle

Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened? He […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago

Charles Barkley: Manziel 'too immature' to handle fame

Charles Barkley has some sage advice for Johnny Manziel.On Wednesday, the former NBA player appeared on the Bull and Fox Show on WKRK-FM in Cleveland where he said that Manziel is too immature to handle fame. Barkley also urged Manziel to tone it down with the selfies."You should never take selfies of yourself doing anything that can be considered stupid," Barkley said...
Via Bush League Chronicle
6 hours ago

Report: LeBron James is done meeting with teams

As the speculation over LeBron James’ possible future home continues to swirl and different reporters handicap the race for his services, the most interesting report of all surfaced Wednesday night. David Aldridge of NBA.com is reporting that James has all the information he needs and will no longer take meetings with teams. The report has since been confirmed by Sam Amick, Marc...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
14 hours ago

Andre Johnson is hopeful he will be at Texans training camp

Will Andre Johnson force the Texans to trade him before the season starts? (Credit: Therichest.com) Houston Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson is not too happy about the moves the team has made this off-season. In May, Johnson refused to show up to voluntary team workouts. With some media outlets questioning whether or not Johnson will demand a trade, he is telling NFL.com...
Via Down and Distance
12 hours ago

Report: Some teammates want nothing to do with Josh Gordon

While the Cleveland Browns prepare for a season without Josh Gordon, and Gordon prepares for the NFL’s ruling after his latest run-in with the law, some of Gordon’s teammates have already moved on. Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman reported on Wednesday that while some Browns teammates do realize that Gordon is sick, some of them “want […]
Via Full Scale Sports
5 hours ago

Report: Jazz to match Hornets' offer sheet to Gordon Hayward

In the land of the obvious, the Utah Jazz will reportedly match the $63 million offer sheet Gordon Hayward received from the Charlotte Hornets earlier this month.  Jazz will match Gordon Hayward's $63M sheet, but wouldn't be a surprise to see them take full 3 days to notify Hornets, sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014 It has long been...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago

Does Papelbon want to be traded to contender?

The hot news out of Milwaukee isn’t the fact that the Phillies took three straight from the team that entered their series with the best record in the National League. No, it is the fact that Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly stated his desire to play for a team in contention before the end of the month. His quotes and post game actions are captured here by Ryan Lawrence: After...
Via Phillies Nation
14 hours ago

Mark Cuban had Parsons sign offer sheet where???

I don’t think you could dream up a more appropriate way for Chandler Parsons to sign his $45 million offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks, than to have Mark Cuban be with you while hanging out in a nightclub. Parsons, the third-year forward for the Houston Rockets, has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight of Houston’s off season, as general manager Daryl Morey attempts to...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 hours ago

Report: Bosh will sign with Rockets if LeBron leaves Heat

All eyes on LeBron James. It appears Chris Bosh is another free agent whose future hinges on James' decision to stay or not to stay in Miami. Reports have surfaced that James could be leaning towards a Cleveland Cavalier homecoming, and if that is the case, then Bosh will sign with the Houston Rockets.Image by Keith Allison, via Wikimedia CommonsAccording to CBSSports.com...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.