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Louisiana >>> Alabama
You don't have an Auburn.
Louisiana around I-10>>most places period.
Yeah 15 million is just stupid. Coach for two years, get fired, and then you could still come get basically any college job.
No NFL team would offer that.
Shit, I got no comeback to this
ivy league bishes!
AU = Harvard of the south
Harvard basketball is too strong.
And add to it that they went 1-15 the year after he left.
I don't consider him an NFL failure either. He coached two years. Pick any coach out there and you can find two years that have a one good year and one bad year.
I think if he went back he'd likely do well....as long as he stuck with it for at least five years.
If Jimmie gives Saban 15 million...he will stand at his presser and sing Auburns Fight Song...
But our arena is a bigger waste of money than theirs.
It is very nice!
I agree. People don't really look too much at why he left. It wasn't because he was a failure. The Dolphins wanted to throw more money at him to stay, but that franchise didn't sit well with him. He wanted Brees, only to be told he couldn't have him and to watch him become one of the best QBs in the game that year. He was forced to take Culpepper, who fumbled his way to the bench in favor of 2 guys that wouldn't have made many team's practice squad.
Then when you look at his life, he grew up in West Virginia, went to school in Kent, OH, coached in Kent (5 years), Syracuse (1), Morgantown, WV (2), Columbus, OH (2), Anapolis, MD (1), East Lansing, MI (5), Houston, TX (2), Toledo, OH (1), Cleveland, OH (4), East Lansing again (5), Baton Rouge (5), Miami (2), and now Tuscaloosa (6).
Miami is a very different city than the rest of those. I am not sure he and his family were ever really happy there and with 2 kids that were teenagers at the time, I am sure a smaller town seemed more appropriate.
Something tells me that he may one day return to the NFL, but I don't think it will be to build a franchise. If he does, it may be to replace someone stepping down, instead of someone being fired.
His son (who just got married this past summer) and daughter, who are both adopted, are still young. His daughter has another couple of years of college and I would think that when she finished, options involving the NFL or even retiring in full may become more real.
Ummmmmmmm don't you mean their football team
No. I feel they are about on the same level there, but Harvard basketball kills Auburn.
Uncalled for Scoot. Not cool to kick us when we're this far down. That's only funny if it's obviously a joke.
Equal?!?!?! Why would you downgrade Harvard like that, uncalled for
I'm like Jordan Jefferson, I love kicking people when they are already down
You're a Yank?
Just lost some respect for you
Born in California actually. Moved to Bama as a child and went to Alabama. Dad loved Alabama from grad school (he did undergrad at Southern Cal) and wanted to move back. Only went to Wisconsin for a year to get my Master's.
Some respect given back.
I'm in the undergrad club [fistbump]
Is this shit even remotely true or is it just Devidee being Devidee?
I haven't been online all day.
May have been its now being reported that the Browns will sign Chip Kelly.
12 million seemed WAY to excessive. Especially seeing that Payton is the highest paid coach in the NFL at 8 million a year.
I didn't believe it either but the one thing that kept it semi reasonable was Haslam. He's a SEC guy and wants to win now.
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