Nick Saban’s ultimate “he doesn’t have time for this shit” story at Miami:
“It was funny, when I was playing for the Dolphins in Miami and we were having problems with penalties, I told Coach Saban, ‘Let’s make ’em roll.’
“All of the other guys were kinda laughing. I was serious. I think it would’ve gotten the point across, but I guess you can’t really do that in the League.
“In college, you have the scholarship hanging over their heads. You can make the guys roll and throw up.
“Coach Saban laughed. He thought it was funny: ‘Are you (kidding) me? We’re going to have Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas and these guys out here rolling? They’ll tell me to go (do something that’s anatomically impossible).’ “
This is why I find speculation about Saban returning to the NFL funny. He gets to combine the control college coaches have over their players with a little professional-style roster management. It’s the best of both worlds, so why would he ever consider leaving?