If Miss Terry’s word is law, then Nick Saban isn’t leaving Alabama.
At least anytime soon.
Saban’s wife, known as Miss Terry, is a “behind-the-scenes negotiator for her husband’s coaching contracts,” telling The Wall Street Journal in a story posted online Monday night: “We’re staying. We’re not going anywhere.”
Recent media reports have suggested Saban may be interested in coaching at Texas if that job comes available. Some reports said Terry Saban had been house hunting in Austin. Asked if the report was accurate, Terry Saban called them “rumors with absolutely no foundation.”
Nick Saban was tied to the Texas job earlier this fall when it appeared longtime coach Mack Brown was on his way out. But Brown replaced defensive coordinator Manny Diaz with veteran coach Greg Robinson and the Longhorns (7-3) then went on a six-game winning streak that ended with a loss to Oklahoma State on Nov. 16.
Saban said earlier this year that he plans to end his career at Alabama, but of course, he has abruptly left other jobs (see Michigan State and Miami Dolphins).
Remember his famous last words right before bolting Miami for Alabama?
Two weeks later, he was overwhelmed by the Crimson Tide masses at the Tuscaloosa airport.
The article details Miss Terry’s role in their relationship and gives us a peek inside their marriage.
It also included this interesting quote:
“You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation. We’re kind of there now.”
Those words seem to give the Sabans an out, you know, just in case something better comes along.
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