If Terry Saban gets her way, Alabama football fans might soon be celebrating a victory off the field.
The wife of Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban told the Wall Street Journal that rumors of relocation -- namely Saban being linked to the University of Texas by boosters -- were "rumors with absolutely no foundation."
"We're staying," she said. "We're not going anywhere."
Alabama is No. 1 in the nation and two wins from returning to the BCS national championship game for the third consecutive year. A three-peat, some have speculated, might be enough of a springboard to send Saban looking for a new challenge. One like the Longhorns present as a long-storied program falling well short of its expectations.
Nick Saban vowed loyalty at previous stops. He bolted on the Miami Dolphins days after insisting there was nothing to building reports that he was leaving the NFL to return to the college ranks.
He found greener pastures at LSU after building a winner at Michigan State. Could he be hankering for something other than his reigning SEC dynasty?
Charlie Weems, who was on the LSU board when the Miami Dolphins came calling, told the Wall Street Journal that Terry Saban wasn't sold on South Beach. But she didn't stop him from taking a swing in the NFL.
"Nick had this bee in his bonnet and he was going to the pros," Weems said.
Terry Saban said the building entitlement created by constant winning has diminished some of the appreciation for Nick Saban and the dominance of the football program.
"You come to a crossroads and the expectations get so great, people get spoiled by success and there gets to be a lack of appreciation," Terry Saban told the WSJ. "We're kind of there now."