For me the most telling line in the entire quote is this
I don't think it's really fair to leave.
The whole thing about LSU ought to tell you all you need to know.
It was a mistake for him ever to leave there... and he knows it. (Quite honestly, that's probably why the LSU folks have never gotten over it and never will).
Nick Saban has never been one to make the same mistake twice...
And the whole collegiate world utters a collective...
I've read the end of The Book and I know who wins!
He is the best coach at the best school with the right leadership. It's a perfect storm.
There was an interview a short while back where Coach Saban was saying that he had offers from elsewhere at the end of last season.
He explained that he talked to Terry and she said.."If you're thinking about going because you want to win a Super Bowl you're going for the wrong reasons". Coach accordingly told his agent to inform the teams making inquiries that he wasn't interested.
I think it's very important to Coach Saban that he feels his coaching of players makes a positive difference in their development as people.
That's very difficult to do in the pro's as he experienced first hand in Miami.
Even more important I think is that Terry likes Nick making a difference in the lives of young people. And I think she's very happy in T-Town. More times than not what Mama wants is what Mama gets.
I honestly think he said, "happy here right now" just so he couldn't possibly be called "a liar" by the media if something did come up to make him choose to leave in the future. Just covering his bases.
At any rate I'm just glad he's here. I honestly believe he thinks he can break the record of six national titles by one coach and I think he'll retire once that goal is achieved.
Who knows? Absolutely no one but Nick and Terry Saban. I just appreciate him very much and "right now"...I just want him to kick Notre Dame's butt.
"I don't know what class is but I can tell when one has it, you can tell from a mile away"
-- Coach Bryant
"We always talk about playing 60 minutes but this is a 60-10 game: the 60 minutes of the game and the 10 minutes in the locker room after the game that you remember for the rest of your life."
-- Nick Saban day after beating Clemson
Had Coach Saban stayed there they might possibly have won every national title since 2003.