College Football Live as been doing What If's scenarios this week. Monday was "What if Tom Osborne had not gone for two against Miami?". Tuesdays was "What if Rich Rod took the Alabama job in 2006?" I cannot find the video/link but here is the brief summary.
RR take job in Alabama, Saban stays with the Dolphins. The next year UM and Nebraska jobs come open and since Saban has ties with the Big Ten he takes the UM job over Nebraska. Alabama has some spread guy on team and the transition is smoother, but if "Practice Gate" happens in Alabama it's right on the heels of the text book scandal. Saban runs a pro system and he keeps Mallet and recruits Mark Ingram.
My take, it would never have happened(as I suspect most of you agree). UM would never take Saban (MSU, plus over signing would never jive at UM). Mallet was gone regardless, leaving Threet or maybe getting T. Savage (Rutgers), M. Ingram would go to MSU over UM (was UM even recruiting him?). Were still a ways away from fall practice and it's something to bitch about. If someone can find the link you’re a gentleman/woman and a scholar. Sorry for spelling/grammer in advance.