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Saban: ‘If I was going to coach, I’d stay at Alabama forever’

This past week, shortly after it was announced that Saban would be joining ESPN for College Gameday coverage, Saban played in the pro-am portion of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

After Saban came off the course, he was interviewed by comedian Michael Turner, who asked him a hilarious question that Saban responded with an answer that will make Tide fans smile:

“Do you think if you had another year to prove yourself at Alabama you would have had more job opportunities this offseason?,” the comedian asked.

“Yea well, it was a really tough decision, we’re excited about having the opportunity to start our next phase of our life and do stuff like this and have some fun,” Saban responded with a chuckle.

Turner pressed further, asserting that “doing what you have always wanted to do” involves coaching Arizona State as the closest program to the event in Phoenix.

“Why were you dodging the program? Were you scared of the Pac-12, now it’s in the Big 12 you can handle that,” Turner jokingly asked.

“If I was gonna’ coach I’d stay at Alabama forever,” Saban said through a big grin.

Michael Brauner is a Senior Sports Analyst and Contributing Writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @MBraunerWNSP

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