Since abruptly leaving the Dolphins in the cowardly fashion he did, Nick Saban has done nothing but win titles. As a college football Coach, Satan won three National Championships. His first title with LSU was the stepping-stone the Dolphins embraced when hiring him as the Head Coach. Since adamantly telling the nation he was not going to be the Alabama Head Coach, (and ultimately leaving in the middle of the night) Saban has led the same Crimson Tide to two National Championships.
Since Saban’s departure from the Dolphins in 2007, they have made the playoffs only one time. Unfortunately, Nick Saban currently will be known as the top Coach in college football. Luckily, no NFL will ever consider hiring him as their Coach after what he did to the Dolphins fans and organization. He clearly made horrible decisions in personnel.
He also demanded to have his hand in all personnel decisions on the organization. Bad draft picks and horrible free agent signings left the team in worse condition than when he arrived. He chose free agent Daunte Culpepper over Drew Brees. As fans, we all knew at the time the Dolphins could have had either of the Quarterbacks and the choice was the Dolphins to make between the two. The decision supposedly came down to which Quarterback they thought was healthier, obvious mistake.
Watching Saban hoist the BCS National Championship trophy Monday night reminded me of the late great Jim Mandich publicly broadcasting that he would want to fight Nick.
As a Dolphin fan, we cannot feel anything but burned and slighted by this man. We are still feeling the after effects of his failure as a Coach in Miami. Every time the fans see him succeed there is still the feeling that anger and animosity towards him. I am not ready to let go and move on from what he did to us.