BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU football coach Nick Saban, whose
name has come up as a possible coaching candidate with the Atlanta
Falcons and the New York Giants, says he is not interested in NFL
"I haven't talked to any teams," Saban said during a luncheon
Thursday for the Sugar Bowl. "I don't intend to talk to any teams.
We're happy to be here."
Saban's offensive coordinator, Jimbo Fisher, through a
university spokesman, downplayed a report listing him as a leading
candidate to become head coach at the University of Cincinnati.
According to LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette, Fisher does
not want to be interviewed and said he's happy where he is.
Bonnette said Cincinnati athletics director Bob Goin flew to Baton
Rouge to talk with Fisher.
"He said he spoke with the A.D.," Bonnette said. "And that's
all he told me. They just left it at that, he told me."
Saban said his interest is the Sugar Bowl, not the NFL.
"We have worked hard here for four years to build what our goal
was, and that was to have a dominant program that was nationally
recognized," Saban said. "I think we have done that to some
degree, and we have a great opportunity ahead of us to play for the
national championship, and I am pleased and proud of all that and I
am very happy to be here."
LSU meets Oklahoma in the Jan. 4 Sugar Bowl at the Louisiana
Superdome for a share of the national championship.