Nick Saban, October December 21, 2007 2006:
“I guess I have to say it. I’m not going to be the Alabama coach. … I don’t control what people say. I don’t control what people put on dot-com or anything else. So I’m just telling you there’s no significance, in my opinion, about this, about me, about any interest that I have in anything other than being the coach here.”
Urban Meyer, July 13, 2009:
“I’m not going to Notre Dame. Ever. I’m going to be the coach at Florida for a long time, as long as they want me.”
I know that Gator Nation will seize upon every syllable of that comment as the equivalent of an etched-in-stone guarantee. And who knows? Maybe it’ll turn out that way.
In the short run, look at the bright side, Gator fans: at least it should keep Matt Elam in the fold.