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Alabama head coach Nick Saban has no plans to retire

Vincent Frank
Bryan Lynn-USA TODAY Sports

Rumors over the past several months have suggested that Alabama head football coach Nick Saban, one of the most successful in history, might decide to call it quits following the current season.

At 66 years old, Saban is relatively up there in age by coaching standards. But his level of success suggests the six-time national champion wouldn’t want to retire any time soon.

At the very least, Saban himself confirmed this. When pressed about said rumors on Monday, Saban vehemently said he’s going to return to coaching next season.

Still at the top of his profession, Saban has the Crimson Tide at a perfect 8-0 on the season and nearly a lock for the College Football Playoff with four more regular season games to go.

Alabama’s dominance this season has the team ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring at 54.1 points per game and in the top-10 in scoring defense at 15.9 points per outing.

With five championships over the past decade and another one likely coming this January, there’s no reason to believe Saban would call it quits. He’s now confirmed that in news that can’t be great for fellow SEC teams.