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Tuesday, November 9, 2004
Saban: 'I'm not interested in doing anything else'

Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- In a statement released hours after Miami Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt announced his resignation, LSU head football coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he is not interested in changing jobs.

LSU released the statment in response to what it called unsubstantiated rumors linking Saban to an NFL job.

"I'm happy with the job that I have at LSU and I'm not interested in doing anything else. I'm happy here and my family is happy here. I don't know anything about any other jobs. We have lots of challenges ahead of us and I'm looking forward to playing the final three games of the regular season which starts this weekend against Alabama,'' Saban said.

Wannstedt quit Tuesday after compiling a season record of 1-8. Dolphins defensive coordinator Jim Bates was promoted to interim coach.

Speculation regarding the next coach began weeks ago, with Saban, Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress and New England Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis mentioned as possibilities.