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The day after winning the BCS national championship game, Alabama head coach Nick Saban fielded questions from the media including whether he has any interest in moving up once again to the National Football League.
When asked to put to rest rumors he may take a head coaching job in the NFL, a mildly irritated Saban replied he has repeatedly quashed any rumors that he has interest in the pro ranks and yet the media keeps asking him anyway.
Saban went on to say that he has no plans to leave Alabama. "I'm gonna say it. You learn a lot from the experience of the past."
Talking about his head coaching stint with the Miami Dolphins, Saban elaborated that he felt limited by the NFL. "I didn't feel I could impact the team the way I could at a college level." The Crimson Tide coach says he gets enormous gratification in being able to shape young player's lives both on and off the field.
"Somewhere along the line you've got to choose. I kind of learned through that experience that maybe this is where I belong. And I'm really happy and at peace with all that."