Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/20/14

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 16: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
In a news conference at Browns headquarters, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he is not going into the coaching search “with one person in mind.” He then describes what he was looking for in a coach: “Strong leaders, tough, demanding, organized, good attention to detail and able to motivate people,” Haslam said, according to Marla Ridenour of ohio.com. Does that sound like anyone to you? Reports are Alabama’s Nick Saban is the number one target for Haslam, and though he’s keeping an open mind, he’s also setting his eyes on his primary target. Saban has said he is happy at Alabama, but that’s a usual reply, especially since Alabama is playing for the national championship next week and keeping any distraction away is Saban’s job. On Dec. 18, Saban cited: “I really enjoy what I’m doing here right now,” Saban told Le Batard. “You develop a lot of relationships and loyalties to the players you recruit and the players you have on the team and the people you have in the organization. I don’t think it’s really fair to leave. I regretted when I left LSU because I left a lot of relationships there. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay here for a long, long time.” Of coarse Saban said he was going to stay with the Miami Dolphins, then bolted for the Crimson Tide two weeks later.   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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2 Comments:
  • I fear Haslam is going to "southernize" this team. Cleveland's best teams thorughout its history had lots of Ohio guys in management, coaching, and on the roster. These redneck owners seem to feel the need to higher all their rebel/volunteer/tide compatriots.
  • Typical Cleveland Fan. Whining already about the new ownership. Still whining about Art Model. This "redneck" billionaire can do whatever he wants. He bought a worthless team for a billion dollars. I am thrilled there is someone other than an east coast New Yorker owning the team. Perhaps there will be some hard working patriotic Americans running the show for once. No more loser Cleveland attitudes.
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