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I get what you're saying, and you're right about the national following and national perception of them. That perception is falling fast and hard, though. Bama's winning history is on par with ND at the very least. Everyone has their own take on the championships Bama claims, but when you pare it down like the media finally did in the past couple years (AP and BCS only), Bama still has more. But your point is well taken. It's just that the reality is that A) national perception isn't necessarily reality and B) any good coach knows that it's a hell of a lot easier to win at Tex/USC/Bama than ND. Would Saban win at ND? Sure. But not like he's winning at Bama, or like he would at UT or USC. Saban at Florida would be probably the scariest.
I was born and raised Catholic; however, I haven't been to mass in about three or four years. It's hard to believe in something you can't see.
This post was edited by wps88 20 months ago
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
I disagree here. If Saban wants to "stick around and work" another five years he will do just that and continue to compete for championships most every season. I don't think we'll have to worry about his philosophies falling on def ears as you previously mentioned. It's well know within the program that Saban has tweaked some of his older philosophies to ensure he continues to get the most out of his players and coaches.
If and when Saban leaves Bama it wont be for another College team.. He will go back o the NFL and New England and Dallas come to mind, he has nothing left to prove in College. He has pretty much cemented his legacy
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He's never going back to the NFL. I can't figure out why people think he'll go back.
If I was Dodd's when Mack retires I would back a Brinks truck up to Harbaugh's front door and ask if this will do it or do I need to send for another truck.
Money won't do much for Harbaugh (assuming you mean Jim), IIRC he took less money to go to the 49ers than he would have gotten from the Dolphins.
Hey Trojans, LSU's 74 are better than your 75.
And I cant figure out why ya'll think he WONT go back. The guy is competitive, he wants to win and he likes a challenge. Anyone that is that competitive does not like to fail, and when they do they wont truely ever get over it until the succeed. He will go back to the NFL because it's his last challenge, he failed at that level and I can guarntee you he wont let that go. He could very well stay at Bama another 10 years years(doubt it), but I think he will test out the NFL one more time
If Harbaugh ever returns to college coaching, it will be to Michigan or Stanford.
Jets, if they don't produce this year.
Do you know why he left the NFL in the first place? He hated it. His wife hated it. He had no control over what players he could get (he wanted Brees, not Culpepper). NFL players don't respond to him like high school and college players do.
He fits in with the college game, i.e. recruiting, molding young players into men, complete control over the program. Those are the things he wants, not some dream of succeeding in the NFL cause he didn't before.
He's been contacted by multiple NFL teams the past couple seasons. He's too old to start over. He's retiring at Bama.
He could, but he will do everything to make it look like leaving was his choice if the team takes a downward turn. His image is everything to him and his success.
"I Am The One Who Knocks.." - WW
I'm not in a position to question anyone's personal motives much less their desires for their own personal image. What I can say is every time Saban has been asked about Alabama's success since his arrival in Tuscaloosa his answers have always been the same. He's most proud of the players, the fans, the administration and the state of Alabama. I can't think of a single time he suggested otherwise. Has some of that been coach speak? Of course it has and to suggest otherwise is naive at best, but to assume he hasn't grown as a person and had a few changes in his priorities since leaving LSU would be unfair given his current time at Alabama as well as his national perception compared to pre 2007.
I'm sure there's enough Saban ego left to make his departure seem as much his call than anyone else's so I won't argue that point, but I do think he's a different man in many ways than he was before wearing the Crimson and White.
This post was edited by BamaFreak1978 20 months ago
Serious? ND is a joke of a football program and has been for the last 20 years.
Haven't read the rest of the thread but I get the impression you think Texas is above board and those two coaches are "beneath" Texas.
Didn't he hint around that UT made an offer to him last year? I just think he's at a point in his career where he wants to stay in one place. Bama is a perfect fit for him. You win titles = we treat you like a God. He has everything he could possibly want at this point. I think his legacy is a high priority for him. Bama is a great place to build it.
You forgot Richt.
And you know everything, you can read the future SMH. Typical Bama fan
And you know Saban has a craving to go back to the NFL SMH. Typical Gator fan.
Yeah, he wins championships. Wouldn't want that.
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