Nick Saban will be 72 by the end of the 2023 college football season, and that's enough for some to speculate just how much the Alabama coach has left in the tank before calling it a career. But the seven-time national championship winner doesn't want prospective Crimson Tide players buying into any retirement rumors. According to Alabama wide receiver commit Ryan Williams, a five-star prospect in the 2025 class, Saban suggested he will coach for as long as his body will let him.
"[Saban told me] he's going to be coaching until he croaks over," Williams told the Cover 3 Podcast's Bud Elliott. "And he's got some time."
While it's believed other programs have used those retirement rumors to pull blue-chip talent away from Alabama, Saban and his staff seem prepared to defend against that based on Williams' account.