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To add to this. Florida had never had a 10-win season before Spurrier took over. Again, AJ's girlfriend could win 10 games at Bama. Hell, she would win as many as she wanted to, so that is a bad example.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
All of those coaches had 10-win seasons at Bama, is the point. They suck, too. A sorry excuse for a middle school coach can win 10 games at Bama. You do have many built in advantages.
Also, the only reason Spurrier talked about Saban is because our OL coach turned down Saban's job offer, and Spurrier was being asked about it.
What was Saban's record at Mich St? I'm sure he would tell you that job was much tougher than the Bama job. Don't hate, be thankful your school has the best of everything. Ya'll have built it up to this. But you also have to accept that winning there is not as hard as winning at Mich St, or, even worse, SCAR. Spurrier tells the truth, and people hate him for it. It still doesn't make what he says untrue.
This post was edited by steve miller 14 months ago
If SOS had gone back to UF instead of going to USCe the SEC would be a very different place today.
UF has done fairly well since Spurrier left for the NFL..... a couple Naty's and a few wins. What makes you say it would be so different? Even this past season they were right in the hunt up until the end. Just curious as to whether you think they would have been better to have had him back...
They would have cornered the market. At least, in the East they would have. SOS has taken USCe and put them on the map when they are/were statically one of the worst SEC programs of all time. Think about what he could do with talent. Think about what he could do with his pick of whatever QB he wanted. Or whatever WR he wanted. Or actually having a defense What he would do is, win like he did in the late 90's IMO.
CUM was a good hire at the time. He did well with Tebow but he didn't do anything SOS couldn't have done IMO. CUM had UF as the premier team in the country and quit. He quit because things got tough. He knew he couldn't compete with Saban so he left. I mean, the poor guy literally almost died. Now instead of riding out that great success and using it to recruit at an even higher level, you have to transition to another coach and a completely different offense. SOS would be in his 4,000th year at UF now and have them reloading. Now, instead, they are trying to plug in players to fit a system left with holes. It has put them behind the 8 ball for a few years thus allowign other programs to catch up. They are not alone at the top of the East anymore.
Also, Muschamp will never win the SEC IMO. He was a great pull, but the guy is just not an elite SEC head coach. To be fair, though, not many are. He just isn't ready for prime time yet. SO after he leaves, that will be your 3rd coach when instead you could have had one. Now instead of winning the East every year and playing Saban or LSU for it all, you are just trying to get back to Atlanta. Basically, it has cost UF their foothold on the SEC and they might not get it back til Saban leaves.
I think in some ways you are right as far as with Muschamp, I think the run Saban is on is about as unprecedented as you can have.... look back in history and how often does a team have a run like that.... Meyer did well at UF, hard to think spurrier would have done any better, it just doesnt happen that often.... meyer won in 06 and 08, maybe staying would have netted him another but hard to say, I doubt he was concerned with competing against Saban, the SEC is stacked with very good Coaches, even UK got a bump in picking up Stoops, Vandy is improving and Ole Miss looks like they are trending up as well. Competition breeds success, One of the biggest issues in the Big Ten is the lack of quality competition and its showing in the ability for programs across the board to get top recruiting classes together.
Let's see....Saban has won 3 out of the last 4 National Titles. Name one Head Football Coach who isn't the least bit envious or jealous of that?
I seriously doubt though that he could have accomplished that same feat by coaching at USC instead of Bama. With the tradition at Bama, I think Spurrier could have won a title there too. Bama has the resources that any successful coach could do well with.
While Saban is not one of my favorite coaches, I have a great deal of respect for what he has accomplished. It does take a good coach to win 3 of 4 titles even at a school with the tradition of Bama, and he has done an excellent job. If he continues to stay at Bama, he will win even more.
Did you read what you replied to?
The idea that spurrier can't be jealous of Saban because he turned down the Alabama job seems off base. If anything, I think it would add to the jealousy. He realizes he made a mistake and he can't stand to see the success Saban has had, so he feels the need to take jabs at every turn to make himself feel better. It would be very hard to turn down a great opportunity and then see someone come in and establish themselves as the best coach of modern college football.
Stupid post. You were #1 when we stomped that ass a few years ago.
He's probably just jelly of Kristen.
You see that sign that says 'Rib Tips'??
Maybe because he realized he was wrong not to want it....
I'm clearly never going to convince you, but Saban did face a great challenge at Alabama. Sure, he has it easier now, but it didn't start that way. His first year we went 7-6 and lost to Lousiana Monroe. That's horrible. You can't call that anything other than a challenging rebuilding job. His second year was deceiving because we went undefeated through the regular season but folded late against Florida and didn't even show up to play Utah. That team showed its true colors the last two games of the year. Third year he won an undefeated NC with mostly inherited starters. I don't see how that doesn't look like it was a huge challenge and that he was the only one (or at least one of very few) capable of accomplishing that so quickly. I'm just saying that SCAR is obviously a challenge in a different way, but it's not like Saban walked into a peachy situation by any stretch of the imagination.
That doesn't mean anything. We were number one in 2010 also. In 08 we folded late against UF and didn't even show against Utah, proving we weren't there yet.
This post was edited by BritBrant 14 months ago
Who's pitching and who's catching when you arent typing
My dog could win 11 games at Bama and I truly have nothing bad to say about Saban
Lol sc people trying to talk football. Lsu wasn't shit before saban. They literally hadn't done anything. Saban changes that around. Then he takes a floundering Bama program and rights the ship. And you try to say Spurrier is on par with saban. Lol, not even close
5 years from now the GOAT college football head coach list will be:
And Spurrier won't be anywhere near this. And he knows it and is butthurt.
10 Major Poll National Titles (CFB record)
35 Bowl Wins (CFB record)
72 Wins over last 6 years (CFB record)
In the 10 years previous to Saban's arrival at LSU, LSU had EIGHT losing seasons.
He won the SEC title his 2nd year on the job.
I have whined many times (on boards) how i wish Hbc would do things Saban does on non-gameday so im not dogging Saban.
The idiot suggestiin the Hbc is jelly makes me wonder who bama fans would want driving thier racecar. Sc has dale driving its car---i guess bama would have richard petty (all-time wins leader)
And you don't think the resources there are better??
That goes back to what we were talking about before. Calling LSU's tradition excellent is like calling a 3 loss season elite.
South Carolina mindset
aka "Loser mentality"
lol ya'll crack me up.
Spurrier by far has achieved more with less than Saban.
I would be willing to bet Spurrier has a happier life than Saban too lol.
If Spurrier were jealous of Saban he would try to be like him don't you think? But he doesnt
This post was edited by gamecock4life99 14 months ago
I doubt he's happier, because what makes Saban happy is out working everyone else and being the best at every aspect of what he does. He's laughing all the way to the bank with multiple titles while Spurrier drinks Coors light on a golf course. Some people don't have that drive to be the best. That's ok.
Now it's like arguing with a Michigan fan. Wins aren't the be all end all. This game is about titles. LSU lacks them. What good are a bunch of wins if you can't finish the job. Perfect example is 2011 LSU. Maybe one of the best seasons in recent memory with 13 wins, but they'll be forgotten because they didn't get the title.
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