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Saban’s Wife To Wall Street Journal: “This Is Where We Are Going To End Our Career”

nick-terry-sabanHey, we’ve never bought into the Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors.  Regular readers know that we’ve pretty much pooh-poohed them right into the same category as the Jon Gruden-to-anywhere/everywhere rumors.

But just for good measure, Terry Saban — wife of Nick and the woman rumored to have been checking out “vacation” properties in Austin recently — told The Wall Street Journal:

 

“You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation.  We’re kind of there now.”

Uh-oh.  That sounds ominous.  But asked if she’d been house-hunting in Austin, Mrs. Saban called the reports “rumors with absolutely no foundation.”  She then added:

 

“We’re staying.  We’re not going anywhere…

We feel more like it’s home (in Tuscaloosa), like we are a part of the community and pulling up stakes again would be difficult.

We are trying to educate ourselves, to change ourselves.  We can’t change expectations or change lack of appreciation.  We have to change our mind-set.  We have decided: This is where we are going to end our career.”

 

The “lack of appreciation” talk needs to stop.  Terry’s husband is the highest-paid employee in the state of Alabama and the highest-paid coach in the country.  If fans aren’t showing up for games against Georgia State and Chattanooga, there’s a simple fix — Saban shouldn’t schedule so far beneath his own weight class.

That said, it certainly sounds as though the 60-something Sabans aren’t looking to start all over again at Texas, where Mack Brown happens to be the current coach.  In fact, it sounds a whole lot more like a “You better treat us better,” leverage play by Alabama’s first couple.  And that’s not the best way to endear yourself to a fanbase.

(It’s a very interesting little article delving into the Sabans’ relationship and and how they make job decisions.)

 


4 comments
DaveinExile
DaveinExile

Bama fans are spoiled. If a team other than LSU finishes within 14 points of the Tide, we spend all week wringing our hands over what went wrong. The expectation is that Alabama will beat every team as soundly as they did Notre Dame, and if they don't....

It's the inevitable result of winning big game after big game and 3 titles in 4 years. But the size of the paycheck doesn't mean the dynamic doesn't exist or doesn't potentially have long-term negative implications. A sufficiently spoiled fan base will make it impossible for anyone to sustain what Saban has built. If you look at the major college football and basketball programs after the retirement of an "all-time" great coach, most end up wandering in the wilderness for as long as it takes for the fan base to comeback to Earth. UCLA basketball is still stuck in "But we're UCLA" never-never land. No coach, no effort is ever good enough short of multiple NCAA titles. 3 Final Fours? See ya.


Maybe she's not the best messenger for that message, but name someone better.

RecuritingGuru
RecuritingGuru

Im sure theirs not one married man alive who hasn't said"let me go ask my wife",well he did and she decided to cut out the middle man and answer the question herself.

gregpomeroy1
gregpomeroy1

Behind every great man is a great woman.

Rex Feral
Rex Feral

Didn't he talk like this before he left Miami?

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