It is that time of year when rumors swirl and we must, once again, put 'Nick Saban' and 'the NFL' in the same sentences.
After calling as many sources in Tuscaloosa as I could find the week before Christmas, the word is out and it is unanimous and adamant: Saban is not going to the pros, its off base. Its not happening. Stop asking.
One source I spoke with started the conversation with a whiney, Not again.
But there are people just as adamant on the other side.
To hear folks in Cleveland talk, Saban is already interviewing potential assistants so he can hit the ground running with the Browns the day after the BCS Championship Game vs. Notre Dame.
That must come as quite a surprise to Pat Shurmur who, last time anyone checked, still had an office in Cleveland with Head Coach on the door.
Sabans name is also being thrown around in association with the Eagles and the Jets and every other franchise that is the least bit unhappy with their current coaching staff. He is like the ...