Former Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians claimed in a recent interview with Colin Cowherd that Alabama’s Nick Saban wants to coach the New York Giants.
“There’s a job he covets, and it just happens to be open … the Giants,” Arians told Cowherd.
He also said he didn’t know if Saban would leave, but it wouldn’t “shock” him if the national championship winning coach headed back to the next level.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) January 9, 2018
I actually floated this idea back in December, writing that now is the right time for Saban to go to the Giants.
I wrote the following:
I have no idea if Saban has any interest in coaching in the NFL ever again. His tenure with the Miami Dolphins was lackluster to say the least. Now he’s running an absolute machine down in Alabama with the Crimson Tide. Not sure it’s worth it for him to leave.
He’s being paid a bank vault annually to win championships on a very consistent basis. I don’t see any reason for him to leave, but now would be the time to do it if it’ll ever happen.
The Giants can snag a top QB in the draft, Saban can build him up and he’ll have another shot at NFL glory. If he can’t get it done now then it’s probably never going to happen.
Look, I’m actually less confident now that Saban will leave. He has the greatest quarterback he’s ever had at Alabama, and he could honestly win two or three championships in the next few years. I honestly wouldn’t be shocked if he won three championships in a row with Tua Tagovailoa. The kid is unreal.
At the same time, he’s already arguably the greatest college coach ever. The only thing he might need to do now for his legacy is win a Super Bowl. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what Saban decides to do.