"First of all, I'm always pleased and happy that somebody who has done an outstanding job for you has the opportunity, because that's why they do an outstanding job," Saban said. "They're driven to try to improve themselves, get better, be a head coach. It always makes me feel real good that one of the guys that you worked with and did a good job for you has an opportunity to be a head coach, especially in a very good situation in a good program. I think it's great for Will and his family. He's probably one of the best assistant coaches I ever had the opportunity to work with. We're very, very pleased and happy for him."
h/t Gentry Estes, Mobile Press-Register