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Saban, an athletic director?

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08:15 AM ET 03.21 | For starters, Nick Saban said of Alabama's replacing Mal Moore, who stepped down Wednesday because of his recent health problems, that it's "not my decision." Saban stressed that he won't be heavily involved in the hiring process. ... Asked if he's ever considered becoming an athletic director, Saban said he "never really thought about it" and essentially eliminated himself as a long-shot candidate to replace Moore. "I certainly wouldn't want to try to do it and be a coach," Saban said. "That's not something I would even entertain to do. My focus right now is on trying to improve what I do and how we do it and what I can do to try to contribute to it."

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March 21, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Saban would make a great AD but as soon as the football program stumbled the fans would call for his return to the sideline. Similar to Nebraska with Tom Osborne.
Best wishes to Mal Moore.

March 21, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Sad day for the Alabama family and the entire college football community. His work and accomplishments were exemplary. Best wishes Coach Moore.

March 21, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Saban would make a great AD but as soon as the football program stumbled the fans would call for his return to the sideline. Similar to Nebraska with Tom Osborne.Best wishes to Mal Moore.

+1 on every word.

March 21, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Headline rewrite: "Saban, NCAA Executive?"

March 21, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Headline rewrite: "Saban, NCAA Executive?"

Rules Committee.

March 21, 2013  10:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Rules Committee.

Synchronicity.

March 21, 2013  11:25 AM ET

Bill Battle has been announced as a replacement for Coach Moore

March 21, 2013  12:12 PM ET

Ain't Saban God in Alabama?

March 21, 2013  01:22 PM ET
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Bill Battle has been announced as a replacement for Coach Moore

Is your post intended as humor? Or, do you relay actual news?

March 21, 2013  01:24 PM ET

OK, I GoOgled it. Bill Battle really is a candidate for Bama AD. How do you feel about this, Joe?

March 21, 2013  01:32 PM ET
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Ain't Saban God in Alabama?

To those in this state (that wear the crimson and white) whose entire self-worth depends on the outcome of a football game, the answer is yes.

March 21, 2013  02:08 PM ET

it's "not my decision."

Asked if he's ever considered becoming an athletic director, Saban said he "never really thought about it"

MAJOR BS on both accounts. Although most big schools have realized the total stupidity in letting their marquee coach also be the AD, he has most definitely thought about it and he will most definitely have the final say in who they hire for the position.

March 21, 2013  02:15 PM ET
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he has most definitely thought about it and he will most definitely have the final say in who they hire for the position.

No.

March 21, 2013  03:07 PM ET

Is your post intended as humor? Or, do you relay actual news?
President Bonnor has recommended Battle for approval by the BOT this AM

March 21, 2013  03:46 PM ET
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President Bonnor has recommended Battle for approval by the BOT this AM

How do you feel about Battle as AD?

March 21, 2013  06:07 PM ET
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To those in this state (that wear the crimson and white) whose entire self-worth depends on the outcome of a football game, the answer is yes.

Are you implying there are Alabama residents who don't fall into this category?

March 21, 2013  09:59 PM ET

Hey Governor, starting to feel edgy???

March 21, 2013  11:00 PM ET
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Hey Governor, starting to feel edgy???

good point. saban's slimy enough to go far in politics.

 
March 22, 2013  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Are you implying there are Alabama residents who don't fall into this category?

There are a few of us that have found a thing or two that are a little more important.

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