Give the man credit. He never misses an angle. He’s 66 and knows the inevitability of the “how long is he gonna coach?” negativity on the recruiting trail.
So he gets out ahead of it with lengthy interviews like this one, with ESPN’s Chris Low. And it’s augmented with quotes from others:
“Nick ain’t thinking about retiring, not even close,” Spurrier said. “He can go into his 70s easy, and I think he will.
“I told him he won’t retire until he loses three games in a season. He told me, ‘If I ever lose three games around here again, they might kill me.’ I think he was joking, but I’m not sure.”
Surprisingly, Low didn’t think to ask Bill Snyder for his impression of Saban’s career longevity. Maybe that’ll come in a couple of years.