Maybe. But it is also widely known that Saban's relationship with Kirby Smart is unlike any we have seen before with him and one of his assistants. The two men are the best of friends, both men approach football with the same philosophy, and both men have similar personalities. Smart has been regarded as the best defensive coordinator in college football since 2009 and yet has yet to leave Alabama for another job. I'm not saying he won't leave for the Eagles, but the fact that he stays says something about his relationship with Coach Saban.
I normally don't slam Gumps for their gump logic-but this right is asinine. Muschamp stuck with Nick for a long time too. If you think they are the "best of friends" you don't understand the boss/employee relationship.
In all honesty, Nick will probably tell Smart to go. The guy has his own career path to carve.It the only way Smart will grow other than a Head Coach position.