John David Mercer-USA TODAY Spor
Alabama head coach Nick Saban
It's clear that Saban knows, accepts and is constantly battling his nomadic reputation. Prior to his stint at Alabama—where he's been the head coach since 2007—he had never spent more than five years at any one job.
He famously said he wouldn't be the head coach at Alabama while he was with the Miami Dolphins in December 2006 before taking the Alabama job a few weeks later. That's something he regrets, and he said as much in the 60 Minutes feature.
But stability was a constant theme throughout the piece.
"There's not 'The University of Mars' which is a better place," Saban said.
It's also clear in the segment on his work with his charity that Saban is entrenched in the community, and he and his wife Terry not only take pride in that, but they recognize that it's a departure from the norm for their family.
To put it bluntly, there might as well been a bug in the corner of the screen saying "Not going to Texas," because it's clear that Tuscaloosa is Saban's home until either he retires or Alabama doesn't want him anymore.
Considering Saban is responsible for a 112 percent jump in athletic department revenue, the latter doesn't seem likely.
"Nick Saban is the best financial investment that this university has ever made," Dr. Robert Witt, chancellor of the university, said.
Stability is important for all parties, and it's directly responsible for Alabama's and Saban's success.