How much longer is Nick Saban going to be the head coach at Alabama? That seems to be the question everyone in college football is asking this offseason.
Saban, 66, is coming off yet another national championship season with the Crimson Tide. Is he really going to do this for another 5-10 years?
Um, yes. Definitely.
That seems to be the answer of those who know him.
ESPN college football reporter Chris Low recently said that Saban will coach "well into" his 70s.
“Nick does admit that he hears some of that on the recruiting trail, but he doesn’t even think in those terms,” Low said Friday on The Paul Finebaum Show, per 247Sports. “Nick thinks about what’s in front of him. I know he’s had conversations with Steve Spurrier and others. Steve probably put it best and he told me, ‘When you think about retiring, you’re already retired. That’s the mistake I made. Nick’s not thinking about retiring. It’s not even crossed his mind.'
"Nick took it a step further and said it was something he couldn’t even imagine, (him) not coaching football. I think the guy is going to coach well into his 70s."
Saban does seem quite happy in Tuscaloosa. He has everything he could want. Why leave now?
When he does leave, though, don't expect him to take another coaching job. You can expect him to slide into a seat on the College GameDay set.