His players are also "spent" for the most part from their time served under his regime.
And here we go again, jealous LSU fans resorting to the Saban is such a "bad guy" crap.
If being a "bad guy" means leading a program that allows your players to get an education and contend for conference and national championships EVERY year, and also receive great coaching and exposure to the NFL, then I think college football (and particularly LSU) needs many more bad guys.
I was drinking last night and had friends over, but didn't I see a graphic on the screen that showed Bama has several players (maybe 10 or so) who have graduated but are still taking classes to be eligible to play? If I remember that correctly, then why would these guys want to hang around for another year "serving time" under Saban's "regime?"