Nick Saban is happy for his former employer in Miami.

Not that he's paying much attention.

The Alabama Crimson Tide coach was asked about the Dolphins being back in the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2008. They will face Pittsburgh in a wild-card game on Sunday.

Saban, of course, coached the Dolphins in 2005-06. He failed to make the postseason either year, and returned to the college ranks in Tuscaloosa.

"I'm happy for the Dolphins to be in the playoffs," Saban said Saturday during media day for the college football national championship game in Tampa. "I don't necessarily follow the NFL. Sunday is a really big workday when you're in college football. It's the day after you played on Saturday. You're grading the film. You're starting to get ready for the next game. I don't know that I've watched an NFL game all season long, so other than checking the scores on Monday for five minutes, I couldn't tell you much about who's doing what."

Saban said he's mostly focused on keeping up with his former players and assistant coaches. That includes Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who played for Saban at Michigan State and coached for him at LSU.  

"I always like to kind of check on our players and some of our coaches, (Dallas Cowboys coach) Jason Garrett or somebody like that, or people that have coached for you in the past," Saban said. "You like to see them do well. Adam was on our staff, so I'm happy to see him doing well."