I laughed when I saw Sportscenter last night and they talked about how no one knew what Nick Saban was gonna say at this morning’s news conference about whether he was gonna go to Alabama or not. Having watched Saban for a long, long time, I can tell you that there was no mystery at all to me. In fact, two weeks ago when he feigned such outrage at the media for daring to ask him about it I laughed and knew right then that he was gone. This is Saban’s M.O. and it has been for a long time.
He did the same thing at Michigan State when he took the LSU job, said repeatedly that there was no truth at all to the rumors and that he wanted to be at MSU until his bones turned to dust, and how dare you keep asking him about it. And then we all laughed when he was sitting in an LSU plane on the runway at the Lansing airport, waiting for his assistant coaches to show up to go with him. I think it speaks volumes that not one of his assistants, all of whom were not only offered their same jobs at LSU but were offered substantial raises as well, accepted his offer and left him sitting on the plane waiting while they held a press conference on the MSU campus. Saban makes Larry Brown look like a loyal labrador by comparison.