With the season winding down and it becoming more and more apparent that Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will not be keeping his job, the rumors of who might be the next coach have been rampant.
One such name that gets thrown out there is current Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who is a veteran of the organization. Though he left the Miami Dolphins on bad terms after two seasons (going only 15-17), Saban continues to be a high-profile name that is attached to the soon-to-be-open position.
Don’t count on it actually happening, though. At least, this is according to Browns running back Trent Richardson, who played his college ball at Alabama.
“I can’t see him coming to the NFL,” Richardson said. “I can see him staying at Alabama and retiring at Alabama. That’s what I can see.”
“How can you get tired of winning?” Richardson said. “How can you get tired of winning the national championship? …
“The way he plans his game and the way they plan games is at the highest level at their level. So why would you change for that? The way he lives his lifestyle down there, the way he loves football, he loves the intensity of football and every game counts because one game, you might just be out. He likes his intensity in the game.” (Source: Cleveland.com)
It should be noted that Saban is currently 61 years old and has himself a nice situation in Alabama.
Would he really be willing to throw that away for the epic rebuilding project that is the Browns?