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What is so appealing about Saban?? That's more $$$$ than Peyton, Shanahan, Belichick, for a guy who hasn't proved anything. Meanwhile Lovie and Wisenhunt are unemployed
I agree. Awful coach. I wouldn't pay him a dime. Spread the word!
AMEN. CNS barely does enough in CFB to keep him employed.
Why would he leave Tuscaloosa?? He's got all the trailers, rednecks, houndstooth and tobacco he could dream of
Teams are stupid not to hire Lovie Smith
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lol at you, Scoot. I've been to Morgan City and Thibodaux and some of those other god-awful, sub I-10 places. Y'all have more trailers than anyone in that godforsaken state.
I think given another opportunity, Saben could do well, but like a previous poster said, in the NFL he's still a fairly unknown commodity.
Time and change will surely (truly) show
How firm thy friendship ... OHIO!
I know. He owns Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana...well and basically the rest of college football as well. Everyone bows down to him and the haters are pissed that it just won't end.
I hear they are erecting a statue of him at the Alabama Mercedes Roll Tide Superdome in honor of his complete domination over the peasants of the swamp state.
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Saban could have parted the sea in the 9th Ward. He didn't. That's badass.
He was too busy recruiting from what I heard.
I agree with this 100%. He's who I want for the Browns.
That said, Haslam is supposedly willing to go as high as 15 million per year for Saban.
That's utterly ridiculous to pay any coach that. If they offer that to Saban, he should take it.
No one could possibly get that low.
I agree with this statement. He wasn't the "failure" in the NFL some painted him out to be. He went 9-7 in his first season after the Dolphins went 4-12 the year before...a 5 win improvement. He then wanted to sign Drew Brees as his QB but the doctors wouldn't clear him so he got stuck with Daunte Culpepper and ended up also using Joey Harrington and Cleo Lemon...nobody was going to win with those guys at QB. So, they went 6-10. It's also not like anybody else has been able to win with the Dolphins since Marino retired. One good season and one bad season with no QB doesn't a failure make.
I'm not saying Saban would definitely crush it in the NFL but I think he's more of an unknown than a failure. I think he would ultimately succeed in the league though. Either way, we'll never know because he isn't going anywhere.
I agree with all of this. That said, he isn't worth a crazy amount of money to an NFL team. He has proven to be a competent NFL coach.... no more, no less. College is his game and he should stick with it.
Not true. Bacarri Rambo can easily when he his cowering in fear of having to tackle another Alabama RB that has broken through that weak front 7.
Zero chance they come anywhere near that dollar amount.
Oh, no doubt. There is no justification for paying him $12 million a year to coach in the NFL. I also don't think that Haslam is willing to pay him that, just think the OP is trolling or grossly misinformed.
I agree. Saban is 2 things to GMs. He is a safe hire. A GM isn't going to get fired if things don't work out because 90% of the other teams without a Harbaugh or Belichick would do the same thing. He is also a person that fans of a struggling team will get excited about one way or another.
The NFL is so fickle. It wasn't long ago Wisenhunt was a savior in Arizona and got one of the worse teams in football to the Super Bowl. Andy Reid walked on water not too long ago. Belichick was far from good at Cleveland. Norv Turner has been great and awful everywhere he's been. Mike Ditka is a legend in Chicago, a laughing stock in New Orleans.
With recruiting, college programs can catch lightning in a bottle. In the NFL, more teams should really build on what they already have and keep some consistancy more often than they do. One great example is the Browns. If you watched that team the first half of the season and then the 2nd half, no way that staff should have been fired. It wasn't a good team and they had a rookie QB that wasn't one of the elite guys coming out. I kind of felt that with a solid OL and a pass rusher in the draft and maybe a veteran DB in free agency that the Browns would be really close to at least being competitive in their division. The rest of the AFC North is getting old and they are building at a perfect time, IMO.
There he goes ....
The peasants of the league are angry these days, no?
I agree with everything except that Andy Reid walked on water. I don't remember one year where he wasn't harshly criticized. Philly is a tough town.
In Philly maybe, but as far as he was looked at by the masses, he was thought of as highly as anyone in the game at times.
Philly fans just can't be happy with anything.
Pennsylvania (especially in the East) is home to some of the greatest college fans in the country. Penn St (more central I know) for one. Temple, Nova, and St. Joe's basketball.
For some reason though, they turn into angry hooligans when it comes to professional sports though.
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