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The new book, “The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban,”claims that he considered leaving Alabama for a job with ESPN in 2014 following the "Kick Six" loss to Auburn. This is according to Author John Talty, a longtime Alabama football reporter...
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When the season ended, Saban is said to have “empowered (media agent Nick) Khan to reach out to ESPN with the message Saban was thinking about the next chapter in his career and considering whether media should be a part of that.”

Khan, now the co-CEO of WWE, then apparently set up a meeting in Pasadena, Calif., with Saban, his coaching agent, Jimmy Sexton (also of CAA), and Syracuse’s Athletics Director John Wildhack, who was then a senior executive at ESPN.

Saban is said to have “zeroed in” on the possibility of joining ESPN’s “College GameDay,” and “quizzed” Wildhack on a number of questions about life at ESPN, organizational structure and if it was like “working on a team” — a characteristic that was of much importance to Saban.
(The Spun)
Filed Under: Alabama Sports

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Fake News!
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But again....Wow, Saban didn't leave. That Bama job must be something. Mej, it says he was asking about the next chapter in his life. Not that he was pursuing an ESPN gig immediately. Dude trying to sell books.
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Saban's boring personality would play better on CSPAN than ESPN
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He's a real snooze fest a'rigt
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LOL, it seems like every year someone thinks Saban is leaving Bama.
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Ehh
Makes the 2019 season better that was here.
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Better that saban was there.
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No Doubt, in gumpville too.
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So Gus almost did break him.
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Damn.
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