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Should Nick Saban Make a Return to the NFL?

Nick Saban joined Bear Bryant as the only coaches in college football history to win five national championships, but his came in a much tougher era than Bryant's. Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban won his fourth national championship with the Alabama Crimson Tide and fifth overall with their 45-40 win Monday night over the Clemson Tigers. Saban has a 100-18 record with Alabama and all of his recruiting classes have now won at least one national championship.

Former Florida State legendary coach Bobby Bowden stated, “I think this is the most impressive run of the modern era.” Saban has developed a dynasty at Alabama and has clearly proven he can dominate the college ranks.

Saban stated, “I’d just like to reiterate once again how proud I am of our team, everybody involved in the team, the players, number one. This was really about doing the best we could to help them have a chance to be successful and have an experience of winning a championship.” Saban has nothing left to prove in college football, which is why it is time for Saban to take advantage of his success and make a return to the NFL.

Saban had one opportunity in the NFL as head coach with the Miami Dolphins and he went 15-17 in only two years. Currently, there are various intriguing head coaching opportunities available from the New York Giants to the San Francisco 49ers.

Saban failed as an NFL head coach with the Dolphins due to the failure of his quarterback situation. Saban had the opportunity to sign Daunte Culpepper or Drew Brees and the Dolphins signed Culpepper. Brees is still playing in the league and has one Super Bowl ring and Culpepper has been out of the league since 2009.

Saban has earned the opportunity for another chance at the NFL level and he has his choice of prime head coaching jobs. If there is a time for Saban to make his NFL return, the time is now.

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