Many in the Philadelphia Eagles community are speculating that the team will try to pry Nick Saban away from Alabama in the likely event that incumbent head coach Andy Reid is not retained after the 2012 NFL season.
Former Eagles QB and current ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworkski is most definitely not a member of that camp. In a radio interview with Philly’s 97.5 FM earlier this week, Jaws had some unkind words for the coach who has won three BCS titles and is on the cusp of a fourth.
“I’m not a Saban guy, because I don’t like liars, and I think he lied. I think he lied to the Miami Dolphins, and to the fans of Miami, and he left. And it’s pretty simple, I think integrity is very important, if you don’t have integrity, I don’t know how you can be successful.
“Yeah, I know he’s great at Alabama, and he’ll probably win another national championship, but I just don’t like people that don’t have integrity, so it’s pretty easy for me to say I don’t want Nick Saban in town.”
Time will tell if the backlash from Alabama fans against Jaworski will match that of what former Pitt LB Ralph Cindrich received after calling Saban a cheater this past summer.