I've worked in the media for 21 years, the first 7 of it in Alabama and Mississippi. I know a lot of people in the B'ham/T-town media now. Don't like labeling a guy, but it's true in his case: Raita is an AU hack. Has been for years. And was miserable last year when Alabama got back into the title game. I'm sure part of this is him doing his job, but don't think he doesn't want it to happen.
FWIW, I believe Mrs. Saban. I don't think Nick is going anywhere until he heads to that lake he's talked about.