Nick Saban Considers Leaving Coaching for ESPN, New Book Claims

It’s hard to imagine Nick Saban anywhere but on the sidelines, but the seven-time national champion would have once considered trading his coaching clipboard for a broadcast headset.

According to an extract reported by the New York Post from the new book, Nick Saban’s Leadership Secrets by senior sports editor John Talty, Saban had meetings about potentially leaving Alabama for ESPN in 2014.

The possibility of a move to ESPN began to arise when Saban met Nick Khan, then a sports media talent agent at CAA, ahead of the ’13 season. According to Talty, Khan represented high-profile television personalities at the time, including Kirk Herbstreit, Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Mike Greenberg, and many others.

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