Why Nick Saban Supposedly jumped to Alabama after NFL stint

Saban was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins before moving to college

Why Nick Saban Supposedly jumped to Alabama after NFL stint

Before Nick Saban became the uber-successful school football coach, he had a messy breakup with the Miami Dolphins.

Since the Alabama rumors started to heat up, he asserted he wasn't likely to become the new head coach of the Crimson Tide and attempted to downplay questions about departing for Tuscaloosa.

He told reporters:"I figure I must say it. I am not likely to be the Alabama coach."

But about two weeks afterwards, Saban would take over as Alabama's head coach on an eight-year contract. The rest is pretty much background, as Saban won the seventh national championship of his career earlier this month along with also his sixth with Alabama.

Breaking Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer discussed the Saban controversy and disclosed that a brand new narrative about Saban leaving Alabama for the Dolphins.

"Nick Saban, the reason he didn't make it in the NFL, Daunte Culpepper attempted to fight him one day and the safety guy stepped ," Glazer said on"The Herd" on Tuesday. "And I think his final straw is the fact that he questioned Zach Thomas' strength and Zach almost kicked his ass. That just doesn't work on this level."

The alleged fights might have been a boon in disguise.

Saban has become the face of college football for more than a decade while Daunte Culpepper's career faded off and Zach Thomas ended with a borderline Hall of Fame NFL career.

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