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Christopher L. Gasper

NFL the only challenge unmet by Alabama’s Nick Saban

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Coaches across college football are probably praying that some megalomaniacal NFL owner makes Alabama coach Nick Saban an offer he can’t refuse to return to the NFL. I’m looking at you, Jerry Jones.

The Crimson Tide are positioned to keep on rolling unless Saban leaves the NFL’s 33d franchise for an actual NFL franchise some time soon. He passionately dismissed the idea on Tuesday morning, hours after his team became the first consensus repeat national champions since the 1994 and 1995 Nebraska Cornhuskers, saying he was “really happy” and “at peace” at the college level.

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