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AD. Sad day.
Any particular reason why?
Pulminary problems. He was checked in at Duke University Hospital last week.
We'll hire a compete moron or nobody now just watch.
Mal will be missed.
This post was edited by TroyTide 13 months ago
Awfully cynical, don't you think?
UA has a very mediocre track record of ADs.
We had the good ole' boy network in charge of those hires. Not anymore. Saban will basically choose whomever he wants for the new AD IMO. At least, he will "highly recommend" someone.
LOL at letting football coach pick his boss.
RIP Bama baseball team.
Yeah, what does Saban know about hiring people? Also, if we never played a game of baseball again I wouldn't care in the least. I can't name you one player or coach EVER on our baseball team. Do. Not. Care.
Yea, that ain't the way the Saban philosophy works. Guy wants everyone in the department to win. Helps the University image which helps the department's image which helps the football program.
Well some of us do, and the good news for us is Saban wants our department to win at everything. He talks about it all the time during the offseason. Quite frankly I wish he'd coach 4-5 more years then run the department. That'd be as good as it gets.
Anyway, our athletic department is in better shape across the board financially and in terms of success as it ever has been. Still some weak spots (women's bball the main one), but most teams are top-25 competitive and gymnastics, softball, football, womens and mens golf are elite. On top of that, Saban broke the good ole boy network, so whoever gets the job can run the show the way they see fit. Shouldn't be a very tough sell.
This post was edited by Brian Henry 13 months ago
We should aspire to be good at every sport we play IMO.
I think in the last 5 years we've moved in that direction. Time to hire somebody to finish the job and push some of the remaining problem children into success.
Aspiring to do well in all levels is just something you say in your acceptance/hiring speech. Sure you try and hire the right guy in baseball, bass fishing, and women's competitive chair sitting, but at the end of the day if you don't knock it out of the park in football you are going to be out on your ass. Hiring a bad baseball coach won't mean a thing to the people who matter.
But that's irrelevant right now. The football program has it's leader and hopefully will for the next 5-7 years. This selection of Athletic Director has 3 goals
(a) keep fundraising like Mal did to keep football up to date and improve all other facilities (baseball is prime example)
(b) keep us out of trouble with the NCAA
(c) raise some of the other sports to the levels of golf/softball (womens bball, soccer, baseball again, etc)
But being good in football and being good in basketball or baseball or any/every other sport are not mutually exclusive.
Please tell FSU (which is in a well rounded conference for sports besides football) how those sports don't effect football recruiting.
Jameis Winston is at FSU because of our Baseball program.
Darby, Ramsey, Bracy, and Kermit at our program for our track program.
TBH football only lasts a few months of the year, while recruiting can be interesting it isn't entertaining. I like falling back on our baseball team going undefeated, basketball team winning the ACC, even our women's sand volleyball team traveling to Cali and destroying USC.
Being a contender in the director's cup is a huge deal IMO.
FSU has always churned out athletes and that is something I love.
Deion Sanders played MLB and NFL... AT THE SAME TIME.
Our Heisman QBs, Weinke and Ward, were baseball and basketball stars in their own right.
We care about and are generally good at other sports too. Heck, we won 4 national championships last year (football, womens golf, gymnastics, softball) and had an NCAA basketball team.
Why not promote saban to AD?
I know I was just pointing out the weaknesses in weedline's logic.
Football recruits sometimes are dual sport athletes which helps in recruiting.
Football only takes up a few months of the year. Other sports can be interesting and fun to watch.
Probably meant as a joke but I'd love to see him do that when he decides he is done coaching.
Pretty sure he'll be secluding himself to the lake for the rest of his days once he hangs up the straw hat, however.
Everything you just posted was wrong. Everything. I just wanted to point that point IMO. Congrats on the Directors Cup...lol
I don't see why some Alabama fans are so flippant when it comes to other sports. Hell, I'd love to say Alabama pulled off the illusive football/basketball same year championship a la Florida. I'd love to see us take home the trophy from Omaha. I enjoyed watching softball and gymnastics do it and enjoyed reading about the women's golf team doing it. Football may be "more important" to the AD, but all those kids, regardless of their sport, are members of the Crimson Tide. I'll support all of them and hope all of them can be successful.
Mal Moore......the most decorated individual in college football history.
Houston Nutt smiles at this.
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