I heard Jon Gruden was already interviewed.
somehow we're only 124th
I heard Jon Gruden was already interviewed.
It was put in the NCAA rulebook in 2009 that all schools looking for a new head college football coach must have its fanbase and media outlets specuate on hiring Jon Gruden
Well, I did hear Dan Patrick say that he know for sure that Gruden has listened to just about every offer he has been rumored to be entertaining.
That'd be so stupid to leave Alabama, he has an empire recruting wise, and will go down as the best college football coach ever. If he goes to Texas he's going into a much worse division of college football, and is inheriting players no where near as good as his players that he has right now. Leaving for Texas could only have negative results.
Eh, I don't know about that. Texas has the talent to win immediately. I don't really see why he'd want to leave Alabama--but if he did take the Texas job, it wouldn't be a huge reclamation project.
If Saban went to UT, Texas would be thee place to go. They already pull in a lot of great kids in-state. These kids grow up dreaming about playing at Texas. However, in recent years Texas A&M has stolen a ton of UT's thunder. But if Saban were to go to Texas all these instate kids would be drawn to Austin like a magnet.
It would be like if MIchael Jordan would come out of retirement and play for a team that changed their name to somthing goofy like the Wizzards or somthing.
More like MJ coming back to play for the Lakers. Texas isn't exactly the "wizards" of college football.
OP, at least read the article first.
This is a very misleading thread title.
I don't think massblue even reads these stories before he starts threads. He started one last week about how Michigan-Notre Dame was the highest rated regular season college football game in ESPN history, which was also clearly not what the article said.
He really wants the 2 points for starting a thread.
at Alabama, a freaking statue. He is going nowhere. He could make himself Emporer of Alabama and no one would challenge him.
Alabama puts up a statue on any coach that wins a National Championship.
But how many of those other coaches walked away from Bama to coach another school? What if Saban then beats Bama in a NC game? I think a lot of Bama faithful would feel betrayed.
Well yeah. And?
Paterno had a statue and he went to hell.
This made me laugh out loud. Nicely done.
He would be immediately successful recruiting and would no doubt win games. They have the pockets to pay him $10 million a year and no doubt they'd pay it if they could get him
That UT offers. They will also pay recruits more. Money isn't an issue here. Ego may be, but not money. I see a possible NFL deal for Saban, but not another school.
On ESPN at the moment they're talking about this. One of the commentators (bald guy, can't remember his name) seems to think that Jerry Jones is going to open up his wallet and see if Saban can breathe life into the Cowboys. Granted, it's just some ESPN dude filling dead air, but that seems to me to be his more likely route out of 'Bama if he were to consider leaving (which he probably won't).
Les Miles will be the next Dallas coach
I don't see any way he leaves Alabama at this point. I think he likes being king. But every time another school contacts him, he probably uses that to get a pay raise.
I say 96-4 in Bama's favor.
I'm thinking 85-15.
Not saying she's a whore. But she is smoking.
The thread title sucks.
The thread title still sucks.
Saban isn't leaving 'Bama unless it's to give the NFL another shot (and I don't even see that happening). It's true that he's not the most loyal guy in the world, but at 62, he's past the age to be making lateral moves just for the hell of it.
The story is a lot more interesting for the insight it gives into the situation at Texas. Texas has a reverse Bobby Lowder problem. My sense is that the administration at UT wants to move on from Mack Brown, but their biggest booster, billionaire trial attorney Joe Jamail, also happens to be Brown's personal lawyer and close friend (as an aside, that's gotta be some kind of conflict of interest). If the AD pressures Brown to resign, Jamail will not only close his checkbook, he'll sue the school. And Brown has shown no signs of wanting to retire anytime soon, so Texas has got a problem on their hands.
Why would it be a conflict?
Deloss Dodds (current AD) is retiring at the end of the year. Mack becomes the new AD, keeps his fundraising clout at Texas. A new coach will be hired, but whom?
2. Art Briles
I don't see it. Alabama is on top. Sure, he loves to prove himself and build something. I just can't imagine he would leave Alabama. This is all probably being pushed from his agent to get a large contract extension that has never been seen in the college coaching profession.
You often hear coaches say that toughest part of being on top is staying on top. Why not make the move, make a shit ton of money and build another program and prove yourself all over again?
Why? He's on top of the SEC, which is arguably the best conference in the country. Texas isn't what it used to be. He has a machine running at Alabama and I just don't htikn he's going to leave. I don't think money will be an issue. Whatever is thrown at him, Bama will match it.
My point is at this point it's NC or bust. Think about that. If he doesn't win the NC Bama fans will be bitching. Why not move and start at another power? I think he moves based on his history.
"Arguably"? Come on now
What is bigger than being in th SEC and winning? Being outside the conference and knocking them off the percht. Maybe he wants to prove it is Saban, not Saban in the context of the SEC.
They like challenges. Winning NCs is fun but after awhile coaches do want to do something else. They love building programs. Here is an opportunity to build something and build it fast. I think it would be an interesting move by him.
"I'm too old to start over" says it all doesn't it?
Don't believe a word he says to deflect this story. He also said he wasn't leaving Miami and LSU.
He left LSU to give the NFL a shot. He left Miami because the NFL wasn't working out. There isn't another college job worth leaving 'Bama for, particularly when you've built a dynasty there and you walk past a bronze statue of yourself on the way to your office every day.
He will retire from Alabama and NOT coach Texas. The guy is in his early sixties and I can't imagine he wants to leave his dynasty at Alabama, go to Texas, and rebuild that program. Why leave when you're winning as consistently as he is, especially in the best conference? That makes no sense. Alabama is way more prestigious than Texas right now.
Bama doesn't have? This makes no sense and is just arrogant on the part of Texas alumni and fans.
Don't say recruiting ground, because Saban has a top 3 class every year at Bama.
In your world they shouldn't ask someone because its arrogant? You get 100% of what you don't ask for so if you thought Saban was the man and you really want him why wouldn't you ask him. The only foolish thing here would be to assume anyone knows what Saban would say.
But to expect it in anyway makes no sense. UT offers nothing that Bama doesn't. This isn't MSU to LSU. This is elite to supposed to be elite.
My personal assistant has been in touch with Kate Upton's manager about her availability for lunch. About as meaningful/likely.
Better not be tomorrow because we have a lovely day planned. Ruby Tuesdays!!!
This is Saban writing his own check and setting his own salary.
Bama will open there wallet!!! Saban isn't going anywhere but he will play the game.
How can that man play the game and take money like that from a financial institution.