When looking back at the Dolphins’ past, Nick Saban‘s exit from Miami seems about as graceful as a pass from Garo Yepremian.
Saban is likely as popular in Miami as say, JaMarcus Russell in Oakland.
But Saban is trying to do the right thing now. Saban told the Sporting News (via the Palm Beach Post) that he now understands that his departure from the NFL could have been handled better. Which is akin to saying North Korea could have played a little better against Portugal in today’s World Cup match.
- “So would I manage it differently? Absolutely. I would still have the same integrity for our team, but I just would not answer any questions relative to Alabama … I do apologize for any professional mishandling that might have occurred.”
And considering how understanding most NFL fans are, they will likely welcome this apology with open arms. And by likely welcome this apology, I mean probably will not. In other words, do not start making vacation plans for South Beach, coach Saban.
A recent poll showed that Saban trails only Rex Ryan as the “most hated” by Dolphins fans. Even Bill Belichick is regarded more favorably.
Saban also added that he felt like he made the organization better, despite an admission that he whiffed on Drew Brees and the team finished 1-15 the year after he left. So now you wonder if this apology will leave the Dolphins fans even more miffed.