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This one may hurt Dolphins fans. In 2006, Miami had a choice to make between Drew Brees, who was recovering from a shoulder injury, and Daunte Culpepper, who was recovering from a knee injury. The Dolphins signed Culpepper (doh!) and the rest is history. The Dolphins’ head coach at the time was Nick Saban. The current Alabama head coach spoke about his brief time in the NFL — he left to coach the Crimson Tide after just two seasons in Miami — on Dan LeBetard‘s radio show. “We chose Drew Brees. I’ve never ever talked about this publicly,” said Saban, according to the show’s Twitter feed. “That’s the guy we made the first offer to. A lot of players know this. There was a lot of loyalty in the organization and players never talked about it.” It’s been well known the Dolphins brought Brees in for a physical during the offseason, but it’s never been stated publicly that Miami made the now Super Bowl-winning quarterback a contract offer. “We thought Drew Brees was an outstanding player a

Alabama AD says Nick Saban will stay

Alabama Crimson Nick Saban is preparing his team to play Notre Dame  for the National Championship On Jan.7.   The only thing that people seem to want to talk about is his potential bid to coach another NFL team. Alabama’s Athletic Director Mal Moore has stepped forward to attempt to clear the air.    Please Click Here To Read This Story.

Drew Brees has no worries about losing Payton to Cowboys

Six weeks ago, The Cowboys were imploding and the Saints were nervous as the real possibility floated out there that they could lose their suspended coach Sean Payton to a Dallas team on the verge of another disastrous season.  Please Click Here To Read This Story

Nick Saban admits he regrets the way he left the Dolphins

During an appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show on Miami radio station 104.3 The Ticket, former Dolphins and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban admitted that he regrets how he left the Dolphins. “I think the biggest thing was probably not handling the way I left very well,” Saban said on the show. “That’s always been a thing with me that I’ve never felt good about it....

Nick Saban regrets way he left Dolphins

Nick Saban is a beloved figure in Alabama, but he is widely despised in South Florida. The brilliant football coach left the Miami Dolphins after two seasons to take the coaching job at Alabama. As if ditching the Dolphins after two seasons wasn’t hurtful enough, the departure came after Saban emphatically denied that he was going to leave for Alabama. “I guess I have to say...

Saban gives injury report

Tuesday evening, Alabama head coach Nick Saban provided status updates on all injured players, including Barrett Jones, Kenny Bell and Jarrick Williams, who made his re-debut at practice.

Nick Saban likely to Stay at Alabama

Nick Saban likely to Stay at AlabamaFor several weeks now, we’ve been hearing Nick Saban’s name churn in the rumor mill for the Cleveland Browns head coaching job, even though Pat Shurmur hasn’t even been fired…yet.  Saban’s wife, Terri told the media a couple of weeks ago, “Nick no longer feels the joy of winning.”  Pretty bold statement from Nick’s other half...

Saban, Alabama going through December traditions

It must be December because Alabama is preparing for a national title game and Nick Saban's future is a popular topic. The second-ranked Crimson Tide started practicing Tuesday for the BCS championship game Jan. 7 against No. 1 Notre Dame with All-America center Barrett Jones on the mend and Saban laughing off NFL rumors. Saban says his family is ''really, really pleased...

Nick Saban Might Be Dawg Pound Bound

If the boogeyman were real, it would look exactly like this guy smiling. One of the worst (and sometimes best) things about sports talk radio is when the hosts open up the phone lines for all of the locals to rant and rave. Apparently, Jimmy from Parma has all the answers because why wouldn’t he? But this sort of thing is highly entertaining after the home team lost and the dumbest...

Saban, McCarron Passing On NFL

Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron said that he was not going to the NFL following this season. And we thought we had heard Nick Saban say the same thing. Nevertheless, as the Crimson Tide returned to practice, and Saban returned to media accessibility, the subjects were rehashed.

Saban approves of McCarron's decision to stay

Notebook: In his first post-season press conference, Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed AJ McCarron's decision to come back for his senior year, rooting for Notre Dame as a kid and coaching in the NFL.

Richardson thinks Saban will stay at Alabama

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Trent Richardson doesn't think Nick Saban will follow him from Alabama to the Cleveland Browns. Saban, who will lead the Crimson Tide against Notre Dame in the BCS national championship game in Miami on Jan. 7, has been mentioned as a possible replacement in Cleveland if the Browns fire second-year coach Pat Shurmur at season's end. Richardson, a running...

Forbes: Texas is most valuable in college football

Texas has the most valuable college football program in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine. Forbes released its college football evaluations Wednesday. The magazine says the Longhorns are worth $133 million, up from $129 million last year. Michigan ($120 million) was No. 2, followed by Notre Dame ($103 million). The rest of the top 10 consisted of SEC schools. Alabama ($95...

Forbes: Texas most valuable in college football

NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas has the most valuable college football program in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine. Forbes released its college football evaluations Wednesday. The magazine says the Longhorns are worth 133 million, up from 129 million last year. Michigan (120 million) was No. 2, followed by Notre Dame (103 million). The rest of the top 10 consisted of SEC schools...

Saints Nation: Offensive Player Grades vs. Bucs

  The Saints could have put together one scoring drive and it would have been enough to give them the win, that's how good their defense played. Of course, it also helped that the offense run the ball well, had explosive plays in the passing game, and stayed efficient without turning the ball over one time. That's usually a recipe for good grades all around as you'...
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