Nick Saban Says Coaching The Dolphins Was Hard Because All Those NFL Rules Are Just Too Fair
Nick Saban won his third BCS championship with Alabama in four years last night by steamrolling through Notre Dame is a mind numbingly boring game, but, because the game was held in Miami, the local press corp gon the chance to grill him once again on his controversial stint as the Dolphins head coach.
Turns out he didn't like coaching the Dolphins because its pretty hard to steamroll your way into three championships in four years in the NFL.
"In the two years that I was here I had a very, very difficult time thinking that I could impact the organization in the way that I wanted to or in the way that I was able to in college," Saban said according to The Sun-Sentinel.
Clearly the man does not understand patience. Or the idea of parity for that matter.
"It was very difficult for me. Because there is a lot of parity in the NFL. There's a lot of rules in the NFL."
"You can draft a player that is there when you pick. It might not be the player you need. It might not be the player that you want," he continued. "You have salary-cap issues. We had them [with the Dolphins]."
Oddly, those familiar with his short stint with the Dolphins say he was given more chances to directly impact the team than most NFL coaches.
"He was given everything," former player Chris Chambers told The New York Times earlier this week. "He had the chance to build his bubble. The owner rolled out the red carpet for him. It was almost a dictatorship-type role."
Clearly, Saban didn't want to be an almost dictator. He wanted to be the dictator. And clearly he keeps the trains running on time in Tuscaloosa.
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