Alabama remains No. 1.Comedian Tom Arnold says Nick Saban expressed interest in the New York Giants head coaching job this past offseason.After every college football season, there are rumors that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is going to leave Tuscaloosa – either for another top program or for an NFL franchise. According to comedian Tom Arnold, after the 2015 campaign, there might have been some truth to it all.Arnold joined Paul Finebaum on ESPN Friday and told listeners that Saban “expressed interest” in the New York Giants job just hours before the franchise hired Ben McAdoo.Obviously, we need to consider the source. Arnold, however, doubled down on Twitter..@TomArnold told me hours before the Giants hired Ben McAdoo, Alabama coach Nick Saban expressed interest in the job. pic.twitter.com/z8kvfQQDhB— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 28, 2016True but it’s the G-men. Can you blame him? He HAD to reconsider it. https://t.co/cbL3SgKa7x— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 28, 2016I know, right? Except in this case it totally makes sense https://t.co/plTEZXn5Zv— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 28, 2016I saved it for Paul. 100% true. Roll Tide. You guys are winning 3 out of next 4 national championships minimum so don’t sweat it Matt https://t.co/9ZrQVfpit2— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 28, 2016Arnold says he is friends with Giants chairman Steve Tisch – hence his information. We can’t wait until some unfortunate soul asks Saban about it.
CRUMLIN CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL has voiced its support for the planned location of the new National Children’s Hospital, reacting to concerns raised by An Taisce and Fianna Fáil.Fianna Fáil’s health spokesperson Billy Kelleher said that there were still “fundamental questions” surround the decision to build the hospital in and around St James’s Hospital in Dublin’s south inner city, and yesterday called on Health Minister James Reilly to issue a “speedy and substantive response”.In a statement this morning, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin, the country’s largest paediatric hospital, said it wished to “categorically reiterate its support for the location” of the new children’s hospital.It adds that their position on the project has remained unchanged since the board of management was informed last April of the decision to locate the hospital at St James’s.An Taisce has written to government on the topic, warning that the new hospital will be in breach of EU and Irish planning laws as it would not be co-located with a maternity hospital.They are calling on the government to instead use a 15 acre site east of the Coombe.It was confirmed last year that the new children’s hospital would be located at St James’s Hospital campus, and it is expected to be completed by late 2017 at the earliest.An Board Pleanála rejected original proposals to locate the hospital at the site of the Mater in Dublin city centre.Billy Kelleher: ‘Intervention of An Taisce on Children’s Hospital location is significant’ >More: An Taisce writes to Taoiseach over Children’s Hospital concerns >