TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 16: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
There have been a number of rumors floating about, concerning a potential Nick Saban-Dallas Cowboys marriage lately, which is fairly predictable given the circumstances. Any time a high profile head coaching position goes up for grabs, the limits on ridiculous suggestions as to future hirings seem to fall away completely.
Certainly, the idea that Saban would come to Dallas does seem a bit ridiculous.
The Alabama head coach is a well known control freak, meaning that he wouldn’t likely sacrifice a cushy job, over which he has complete control, in a state in which he is viewed as a deity, for the chance to squabble with Jerry Jones over personnel decisions for a team that hasn’t even been any good lately.
From the Cowboys perspective, the move would make almost less sense (though not quite): Saban coached the Miami Dolphins from 2005-2006, going 15-17 and missing the playoffs in each season. He passed over Drew Brees in lieu of Daunte Culpepper and, after the Alabama spot opened up, quickly jumped ship to return to college football and the SEC, where he is king of recruiters, a skill that goes unused in the NFL.
So, the Saban-to-Dallas rumors make no sense. The real question then, is where all this stuff is coming from.
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