(accidentally hit submit before writing a title) answers some interesting questions, points out that Bama is the most talented team every year, like Kentucky in basketball, talks about how Bama almost hired him instead of Saban, how LSU interviewed him, etc http://espn.go.com/blog/sec/post/_/id/68772/the-head-ball-coach-has-still-got-it How far out front is Alabama from the rest of the pack in the SEC? Steve Spurrier: Let’s put it this way: When you have the No. 1 recruiting class in America every year, not every other year or every third year, how can you not be out front, especially when they’re so well-coached and football is so big there in Alabama? Nick Saban does an excellent job and gets his guys prepared to play. But I compare it to what Kentucky’s got going on in basketball when they’re getting the top players in the country every year. Did you have any genuine interest in the Alabama job in 2007 when Saban was hired? SS: No, I was all set here. [Athletic director] Mal Moore called, and I told him to stick with Saban. They’d already gone after Saban, and Saban told them the first time he was staying [in the NFL]. So when Mal called me, I said, ‘Listen, stay with Saban. He doesn’t like pro football. I was there. It’s no fun. He doesn’t have a very good team in Miami and knows he can recruit and build a team at Alabama.’ I’d say they got the right guy. Did it ever cross your mind in those days that you might return to the SEC as a coach? SS: Actually, I interviewed for the LSU head job in 1986 after the USFL folded. I flew in and talked to the committees but wasn’t even invited back for a second interview. Mike Shanahan interviewed for that job, too. They ended up hiring Mike Archer, who was already on the staff. They could have saved a lot of money because they brought in a bunch of us.