Found December 10, 2012 on College Football Section:
Nick Saban has long been rumored to be a favorite to return to the NFL. Now that rumor may be even more of a possibility than Alabama fans would like. While Alabama is playing for their third BCS championship in four years, the Boston Globe is reporting that Michael Lombardi could be the next General Manager of the Browns should aggressive new owner Jimmy Haslam decide to make that happen, and that Nick Saban could be the first coach that the two would go after. The part of the story that Bama fans won’t enjoy is that apparently Saban has let it be known that should he return to the NFL, it would only be in a certain situation where Michael Lombardi is his General Manager. According to the NFL sources, Saban has let it be known that if he returns to the NFL — where he flopped, going 15-17 with the Dolphins from 2005-06 — it would likely be with Lombardi playing Pioli to his Belichick. According to the Globe, if Saban doesn’t make the jump back to the NFL, Chip Kelly would be the nex...
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