Nick Saban An ‘Obvious’ Fit For One NFL Team, Colin Cowherd Says

first_imgNick Saban stares on the sideline.TUSCALOOSA, AL – SEPTEMBER 08: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 8, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Nick Saban has built college football’s greatest modern dynasty, and continues to add to his resume as perhaps the greatest coach in the sport. That doesn’t stop him from being the subject of NFL rumors every off-season, though.The chance to coach Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers is going to be an attractive one for a number of candidates. Saban has been mentioned for that job, though it is unclear if there are any real legs there.FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd doesn’t like that fit, but he does think Saban would do well with one NFL team.Colin Cowherd thinks that if Nick Saban is to move up to the NFL, the “obvious” match is to coach Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns.He raised the possibility in the Wednesday edition of his FS1 and FOX Sports Radio show The Herd.Nick Saban would be a lousy fit in Green Bay with Aaron Rodgers…”The one [fit in the NFL] that’s so obvious to me is the Cleveland Browns and Baker Mayfield.” — @ColinCowherd— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) December 19, 2018Cowherd makes a number of interesting, if not convincing, points, including Saban’s penchant for roster construction matched with the Browns’ cap space and draft picks, his familiarity with Mayfield and the former SEC stars on the roster, the Browns’ Southern ownership, and his own experience with the franchise and in the Midwest.If Saban does go to the NFL, maybe Cleveland would make more sense than other options. The Browns do have a lot going for them, battling against the pervasive poor reputation of the franchise.Still, it would be shocking to see Saban make a move to the pros, whether it is for the Browns, Packers, or any team. He has a very good thing going in Tuscaloosa.last_img read more