> Nick Saban Considered Leaving Coaching for ESPN, New Book Claims

Nick Saban Considered Leaving Coaching for ESPN, New Book Claims

It’s hard to imagine Nick Saban in any other place than on the sidelines, but the seven-time national champion reportedly once considered trading in his coaching clipboard for a broadcast headset.

According to an excerpt reported by the New York Post from the new book, The Leadership Secrets of Nick Saban by Al.com 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 emerge when Saban met with Nick Khan, then a sports media talent agent at CAA, prior to the ’13 season. At the time, Khan represented high-profile television personalities including Kirk Herbstreit, Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Mike Greenberg and many others, according to Talty.

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