Bruce Arians wouldn't be surprised if Nick Saban returned to the NFL

Leslie Hanson
January 13, 2018

Passas said that more than seeing Tagovailoa on national TV or throwing the game-winning TD pass, he was moved by the way Tagovailoa reacted to the win, running to embrace his family after the game.

"I had been out there in the spring with him, so actually we were okay with Jake going, that was the unwritten story". Then, during the game itself, Kiffin got on Twitter and criticized Saban's play-calling. "I don't know, but it would not shock me if he did".

Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians created a bit of a firestorm earlier this week when he told FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd that Alabama head coach Nick Saban "covets" the New York Giants head coaching job and that he may leave Tuscaloosa for the Big Apple. Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa hails from Hawaii and people in his home state were ecstatic after watching him lead Alabama in its overtime victory over Georgia.

Saban is now creating his own new era, having tied Paul "Bear" Bryant's legendary six championships - and by all evidence he is not ready to throw in the towel. A couple of plays later, Fred Taylor scored the game-winner with a 1-yard TD run with 1:50 remaining, clinching a 32-29 Gators upset.

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Tagovailoa, a true freshman, is just getting started in his college career, but he's already etched his name into Alabama football lore with his heroic performance against Georgia.


Tua Tagovailoa becomes overnight sensation after leading Alabama to OT win over Georgia. Trailing by three and facing fourth-and-5 from the Dawgs 33 with 42 seconds to go, Sherrill called a timeout to discuss his team's options.

The Tide actually could have won the game in regulation, but missed a very make-able 36 yard field goal attempt with just a few seconds to go and that set up the OT.

So on 2nd-and-26, Tagovailoa stepped back into the pocket, looked right to divert a defender and threw a spiral into the arms of his fellow freshman DeVonta Smith, who never broke stride.

Saban previously served as the coach of the Miami Dolphins in between his stints with Louisiana State and Alabama. Blankenship connected on a 51-yard field goal to push the Bulldogs ahead 23-20.

Kiffin added that staff and players were pushing for Tagovailoa to get action during the Tide's CFP semifinal game against Clemson. They said, would you have pulled him?

That kind of focus makes it way through the Alabama program and, even with full knowledge that the Tide can't win a title every year, Saban at the helm should provide incredible optimism to that fan base in the coming years. "When I told Tua to trust me, he sort of nodded at me and when I saw they were playing Cover 2, I knew the ball was going to come to me". I don't know if [his style] is what the organization really wants'.

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