Miami Dolphins Recieve Late Apology From Nick Saban

Debora RubiContributor IJune 26, 2010

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 17:  Coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide reacts during the Alabama spring game at Bryant Denny Stadium on April 17, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
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Now that taking Alabama to a National Championship has once again put Nick Saban on the radar of the NFL, the former Dolphins coach has finally addressed the sour end to his first tenure in the league.

Saban apologized for any "professional mishandling that might have occurred" when he left the Dolphins for the Alabama job.

Despite his claims otherwise, the Alabama job that he pursued while still being employed by the Miami Dolphins.

Amusingly enough, Saban tried to frame it in a way that made this "misunderstanding" an attempt for him to protect the Dolphins at the time, rather than a plan to escape behind their backs and leave them without a clear plan to replace him.

The thing he would change?  Not talking about the job.

Doing something entirely behind the back of your employer is even worse than being a hypocrite vacillating with your answers.

It is unlikely that Saban will seek to return to the NFL when the record shows he's clearly a much better college coach.

The Dolphins won't change their opinions on him.  The apology sounds like a bigger insult than the action itself.

Nothing done by Saban was for the sake of the Dolphins.  Not then and not now.

He has continuously shown that he cares only for himself and his success.  At least in college, his success can improve the lives of kids trying to make a life for themselves.

The Dolphins, on the other hand, are doing much better without him with the calmer head of Tony Sparano.

The Saban era in Miami is an era that both would love to forget, which is why it is so strange that Saban would bring it up now.