Saban won't go to Dallas, the reason he left Miami is that he can't intimidate NFL players, which is half the coaching process for him. They're grown men with contracts, not sophomores he can bench at will. He works best inside the NCAA.
If you take a look at the coaching staff for the 2003 national championship-winning LSU Tigers, you’ll see a lot of familiar names:
Nick Saban — Head Coach
Kirk Doll — Linebackers
Derek Dooley — Special Teams/Running Backs
Jimbo Fisher — Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Stan Hixon — Wide Receivers
Travis Jones — Defensive Line
Will Muschamp — Defensive Coordinator
Stacy Searels — Offensive Line
Lance Thompson — Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator
Tim Walton — Defensive Backs
Nick Saban, of course, has moved on to Alabama where he won another national crown last season.
Derek Dooley just finished his first season as the head coach at Tennessee.
Jimbo Fisher took Florida State to the ACC Championship Game in his first season as head coach in Tallahassee.
And Will Muschamp has just taken over the head coaching duties at Florida.
That’s four coaches off of one staff who’ve gone to become head coaches at other Southern powers. Not bad for one staff, huh?
Makes you wonder how that bunch ever lost a game to Ron Zook and Florida that year.