Nick Saban has been coaching football for over four decades, and it appears there is no sign of him slowing down. The six-time national champion is clearly not ready to retire.
Last month, Saban underwent hip surgery that forced him to rest for a few days. He didn’t find that time away from the field that appealing though.
During a conversation with ESPN broadcaster Paul Finebaum at the Regions Tradition, Saban said “If this is what retirement is all about, don’t ever mention it because I want no part of it.”
Eventually, Saban will reach the end of his outstanding career as the head coach of Alabama. Fortunately for the fans down in Tuscaloosa, it’s not time to worry about that.
Saban made it abundantly clear that he still loves the challenge of coaching college football.
“I really enjoy what I’m doing, I really do,” Saban told Finebaum. “I love the players. I love the relationships you have with players. I like being part of a team. I keep looking at the next challenges and to me those challenges come each year in trying to rebuild our team — losses that you have, guys going out early for the draft. I’m excited about being able to do this.
Once again, the Crimson Tide enter this upcoming season as favorites to win the SEC. Saban will have Tua Tagovailoa under center for his junior season, while the defense continues to reload on talent.
Alabama will be on the hunt for revenge after suffering a blowout loss in the championship to Clemson.