Alabama took a loss to the University of Texas last week at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Crimson Tide lost by 10 points — the biggest defeat in the Nick Saban era at home.
After losing to Georgia in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship Game and missing the CFP last year, Saban knows the importance of not letting three years in a series go by without a national title. A rumor has started about Saban potentially retiring. The rumor has been going on for a while, but the 71-year-old pays it no attention and continues to coach.
Saban was featured on the Pat McAfee Show on Thursday. He said the retirement rumors are ‘laughable.’
“I think the rumors about me retiring started about five years ago and it’s kind of laughable..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 14, 2023
“When was the first time you heard I was going to retire? It started about five years ago,” Saban said.
“I think it creates some advantages for people, maybe it is in recruiting, or whatever it might be, but I love what I do. I love what I’m doing. I am focused on the challenge. I always say I don’t want to ride the program down. I feel great right now. I love it. We have lots of challenges this season, and I’m looking forward to it. We are all in.”
Alabama has all its goals attainable, despite a loss to Texas. The Tide faces South Florida this weekend.
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