Should The Bears Be Looking At Nick Saban?

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) The question these days isn’t who are the Chicago Bears interviewing for their head coaching job. Rather, it’s who aren’t they?

So far, the list of candidates for Lovie Smith’s old gig seems to stretch longer than a 4th-and-40 play. According to reports, general manager Phil Emery spent part of Monday interviewing the Bears’ special teams coordinator Dave Toub for the team’s head coaching vacancy on Monday.

In his search to find a monster fit for the Midway, Emery seems to be sizing up every just about every guy who’s worn a whistle around his neck during the past five years. He might interview a referee next. But after watching Alabama make Notre Dame look like a Leprechaun during a 42-14 rout in the BCS Championship Game on Tuesday night, I’m wondering whether Emery should size up yet another candidate.

Is Nick Saban worth a look?

The grim-faced Crimson Tide coach, who doesn’t seem to be happy unless he has something to be mad about, indeed had plenty to be angry about during his first go-around in the NFL.

One year after winning a national championship at LSU in 2004, Saban spent a two-season stint coaching the Miami Dolphins. But during 2005 and 2006 in South Beach, Saban went only 15-17 and quickly bolted back to the SEC, where he’s now led Alabama to an incredible three national titles in the past four years.

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