Nick Saban continues to show little signs of interest in returning to the NFL as a head coach, at least so far. His focus is and should be on helping Alabama win its third national championship in four seasons.
However, at the same time, he should keep his name out there if he was interested in a coaching job. Interviews are already beginning to happen. He doesn't want to get lost in the shuffle.
Or does he?
Saban's camp has reportedly told NFL teams interested in attaining his services that he is not interested in returning to the NFL, according to Mike Freeman, CBS Sports NFL Insider.
Sure, Saban has changed his mind in the past and still could pending the results of Alabama's matchup against Notre Dame. But the resounding opinion out of Tuscaloosa is that he is perfectly content with continuing to build his powerhouse program at Alabama.
That makes perfect sense considering the risk involved with returning to the uncertain ranks of the NFL.
Plus, Saban is enjoying unparalleled success right now at Alabama. He has a chance to solidify himself as one of the best college coaches in history if he can continue to win, recruit and coach the way he has to this point.
He's expressed multiple times his desire to remain at Alabama.
"I don't know where all this stuff [about the NFL] comes from," Saban said, according to Chris Low of ESPN. "When I say I'm looking for the next challenge, it's the next challenge here and the next challenge with our team next year here. This is where we want to be and what we're happy doing."