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Thursday, April 5, 2012
Saban no longer moved by call of the NFL

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

The way Nick Saban looks at it, he's already been down that NFL road -- and he has no interest in going back.

"I learned about myself by going to the NFL. Why do I have to go do it again?" Saban told ESPN.com colleague Mark Schlabach.

After winning his second national championship in three years at Alabama this past January, Saban had a couple of NFL teams come after him. But he wasn't budging and reiterated recently that he would finish his coaching career at Alabama.

Saban, who signed a two-year contract extension last month that will pay him an average of $5.6 million per year through 2019, sat down with Schlabach earlier this week. You can read Schlabach's entire story here.