On Thursday, Kristen Saban Setas, daughter of legendary University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban, seemingly shot down speculation that her 72-year-old father was leaning toward retirement.

Just days after the No. 4 Crimson Tide fell to No. 1 Michigan in the College Football Playoff semifinals, ESPN's Paul Finebaum suggested it felt like Nick Saban was "very close to the end" of his career.

Lance Taylor, co-host of Birmingham's "The Next Round," said Saban was probably "weighing some things" now that the Tide's season was over, but he was leaning toward Saban retiring.

Setas reacted to the clip on "The Next Round's" Instagram page, calling it "silly."

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"Well that's silly," she commented.

During an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" last year, Saban called retirement speculation "kind of laughable." On this week's appearance on the show, Saban was asked why retirement continues to get brought up every year.

"Because I'm getting old I guess," he joked.

He added, "I just think it's the way of the world now."

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