If the Giants cannot lure Bill Belichick to NY, perhaps they could try Nick Saban.
"It just happens to be open", Arians said.
With the recent rumors of a power struggle within the New England Patriots and a possible move of Bill Belichick to the New York Giants, safety Landon Collins said that, while Belichick is a great victor, he doesn't want that type of coach around him. I don't know if [his style] is what the organization really wants.
"When we grew up, they were the thing", he said.
"My relationship can be repaired with him", Collins said of Apple, with whom he feuded through the media this season.
Despite the sub-par National Football League run, Saban would be a coveted coach with the Giants.
Nick Saban recently won his sixth national championship.
Would Saban leave that foundation for the Giants?
Arum, too, said the Giants were interested if the deal could be worked out within 24 hours but that Saban's wife eventually nixed the idea.
In two seasons as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, Saban went 9-7 and 6-10 before ditching the franchise for Alabama after insisting he would not do that.
The 66-year-old coach has assembled one of the greatest NFL feeder programs in college football history, with numerous Alabama talents seeing their names appear on ESPN graphics come draft weekend annually.
While Saban's enormous success at the collegiate level is often connected to his proficiency in recruiting, his raw coaching ability and star power will make him a hot commodity should he ever open himself back up to coaching in the NFL.
The Giants have already interviewed several candidates, including New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. He also has served as the head coach at Toledo and Michigan State and was the Cleveland Browns' defensive coordinator from 1991-94 under Bill Belichick, who also has been the source of Giants rumors.
Collins told The Post he and Apple haven't spoken since having a sit-down with interim coach Steve Spagnuolo the final week of the regular season, and wouldn't say whether either apologized to the other, wanting to keep the conversation private.