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Indianapolis Columnist Thinks Colts' Owner Jim Irsay Will Go After Alabama's Nick Saban This Offseason

The Nick Saban-to-the-NFL chatter has begun. 

That's all it is right now - chatter, speculation - but it's still interesting. 

Bob Kravitz, a columnist for WTHR.com in Indianapolis, believes the Indianapolis Colts will "go after" the Alabama head coach this offseason. Kravitz said this while appearing on a podcast with Adam Schein. 

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Here's what Kravitz said about Saban and the Colts:

"I think it comes down to this: Jim Irsay is going to make the next coaching hire. If he brings in a guy who demands full power - like, say, a Nick Saban, who I think he's going to go after - if he brings in a Nick Saban, he's going to have full power and that means that (Colts GM) Ryan Grigson will either be kicked to the curb or he'll have a different role in the organization. If he brings in a Pagano-lite, another offensive or defensive coordinator, I think that Grigson stays. So I think it's really a 50/50 proposition at this point."

Kravitz isn't really reporting anything official here; he's just outlining what he thinks will happen. But he's been covering the Colts for a long time and likely has a pretty good idea of how they operate. So, it won't be surprising if Irsay does pursue Saban. What will be surprising is if Saban says "yes" to the offer.