Nick Saban Addresses Retirement At Championship Press Conference

    Nick Saban addressed retirement during Alabama's national championship press conference on Tuesday.

    January 12, 2016

    Nick Saban addressed the thought of retirement during Alabama’s championship press conference on Tuesday.


    Nick Saban capped off the 2015-16 college football season by winning his fifth national championship on Monday night. The 45-40 victory over Clemson improved Saban’s title game record to a perfect 5-0.

    With a fist full of rings, and his 65th birthday this year, questions will inevitably arise regarding Saban’s future and the potential for retirement.

    During Tuesday’s national championship press conference, he addressed just that.

    As of now, Saban doesn’t have plans to walk away from the game he loves. And why would he, he’s having more fun than a 5-year-old at Disney.

    “I don’t have a timetable for not being a part of the team,” Saban told reporters.

    College football coaching is grueling. The offseason is now the recruiting season, and for a program to continually compete on the highest level, such as Alabama, coaches’ jobs span 365 days a year. It’s a lot more than Xs and Os nowadays. 

    Age hinders everyone eventually, but Saban doesn’t appear to be tired out by the 24/7 nature of the beast. He has the Alabama machine humming along beautifully.

    “I don’t think it takes a toll (on me),” Saban said.

    While that’s good news for Alabama, the rest of college football was probably hoping title No. 5 would be enough to close the book on Saban’s career.

    But with Paul “Bear” Bryant’s six titles now within reach, Saban, although he won’t admit it, likely has his sights set on an even higher pedestal.

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