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Nick Saban Says Coaches Are Using His Age Against Him in Recruiting


Age is just a number according to Nick Saban.

The Alabama coach is just as young as he feels. On paper, he's 64, going 65 in October, and says that other coaches are using his age against him when it comes to recruiting.

"I'm not looking to get out," Saban told ESPN. "I'm really not, even though I know that's going to start being talked about more now. What I have noticed is that it's the first time people are starting to say to recruits, 'He won't be there the whole time you're there,' because of my age. Does that really impact your ability to stay good? I don't know. But if it did, it would make you say, 'Well, what's up with this?' My philosophy is that I'm going to be here for as long as I feel I can be effective, impact the players, help them be more successful in life and continue to have a successful program."

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Saban and Alabama have been one in the same for a long time now, and that's the way he sees it in the near future. 

"I think you get to station in your life, whether it's family or relationships, a combination of all the above, that you just feel like you're entrenched," Saban continued. "You can't even visualize being somewhere else, and that's where I am right now."

As long as Saban can be effective with the Tide, he'll be sticking around. Judging by the last championship, that could be a while.