pertinacious \puhr-tin-AY-shuhs\, adjective:
1. Holding or adhering obstinately to any opinion, purpose, or design.
2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent.
|Coach Saban's pertinacious devotion to the idea that stockpiling talent is key to building a championship program is what makes him far more suited to the college ranks, where one can actually outwork their opponents on the recruiting trail instead of constantly worrying about salary caps and the forced parity of the NFL.