How can it be categorized as a lie when Saban hadn't even talked to a representative from Alabama at the time? Saban made that statement on December 21, 2006; he didn't speak with Mal Moore until January 1, 2007.
What Saban said "So I'm just telling you there's no significance, in my opinion, about this, about me, about any interest that I have in anything other than being the coach here."
According to ESPN: "In fact, Alabama had knowledge that Saban was very interested as early as the middle of this NFL season, the source said." LINK
Not saying he will leave, just that his past actions justify the seasonal merry go round.
ETA --- first quote is from December 26, 2006. I understand that Mal Moore (supposedly) had not talked to him. What difference does that make? If he was not interested he could have said, thanks, but no thanks.
This post was edited on 1/9 at 7:57 pm