and... i like them? I think I like them.
OT: Would Saban Take the Texas Job?
It will be Art Briles. Texas wants it's own Sumlin. That's Briles, the one who actually got Houston in the position it was before Sumlin took over.
The boosters would not be happy with that hire.
The Aggie boosters hated Sumlin. The Teasips will learn to love Briles. Moralistic conviction in Texas is set in gulf coast sand.
BYU just rushed for 550 yards against Texas and Art Briles' Baylor teams are not known for defense (and that's putting it lightly). Texas doesn't need offense, they need defense
No Chad Morris?
Chris Peterson will be the next coach at UT.
If Chris Peterson could get a cash advance from every fanbase that was sure he would be their next head coach, he could probably buy an NFL franchise to coach (and then move it to Boise).
Only place Saban will leave for now has to be NFL. That's the only bugaboo on his career is his failures in the big league.
Why would he want to risk ruining his reputation by failing in the NFL again? I don't see him making that move. Instead he can retire as the most successful CFB coach ever, and pretend the stints in the NFL never happened.
Pete Carrol is doing quite well in his 2nd go-around in the NFL
I'm saying the NFL is the only level he has yet to conquer and he's a competitor. He's going to prove his worth by being successful in the NFL. He's done everything he can at the college level. Once the national championships start to dry up, Bama fans (ultimately spoiled by this point) will put the pressure on him to win. His margin of error is 0 there.
Hell no. Not if he's sane...
But he did once accept a coaching job in East Lansing so all bets are off.
Zero. Bama will exceed any offer he gets in college and there is no better job in college than Bama now.
And they have some WELL heeled boosters.
Yeah, as opposed to all the paupers in Alabama. What's Saban's salary? 20,000 a year? I heard he works part-time at McDonald's to help pay the bills.
I really don't think many, if any, schools could compete financially with UT. Especially Alabama. They are a one trick pony, so they will funnel all their money there, but UT rakes in alot more than Bama.
Will match anything anybody throws at Saban. That is for sure. Also, Sabans stable is stacked at Bama. Why leave? Why take a risk, other than the NFL.
Would you rather have the resources of a 2 or 3 time national champion or clean up a program someone else messed with? Any amount of money Texas can bring to the table I expect Bama can match.
Saban - or whoever replaces Brown - would not exactly be "cleaning up" the program. Texas' roster is an deep and talented as there is outside of Bama and the program is as healthy as ever. The issue with Brown is the underperformance on the field given the talent and resources at his disposal.
will be available too...
If both programs are at the height of their power, Texas is the better job. The Texas athletic department makes more than anyone, and their boosters have been hankering to get rid of Mack for years.
Which would be the more desirable head coaching position: Texas or USC?
It's possible both might be open.
And they have the two best recruiting bases in the country. I guess it depends on whether you prefer BBQ or alfalfa sprouts...
The USC job is a lot more interesting to me. Mack and UT still have time to turn it around, whereas Kiffin has always been a walking dead man. As soon as those sanctions run out, USC will grab "their" coach
That's a good question.
They both absolutely own talent-rich recrutitng areas and can also have their pick of national recruits.
They are so close top-of-the-food-chain wise, that i think it would come down to a life style choice, probably of the coach's wife . . . do you want the glamor and spot light of LA or do you want the more comfortable family friendly environemnt of Austin?
Happy wife, happy life.
Actually its funny that you say that. No doubt, Texas is a recruiting juggernaut, but do they really ever pull in "national talent"? Texas had so much talent coming out of highschool, that they can be a top 5 recruiting class every year without ever recruiting outside of Texas. I cant recall any 5 star prospect outside of Texas committing to UT recently.
Most desirable is very subjective, but I think Texas has the biggest advantages. Huge financial resources and great recruiting base. They are in one of the big three recruiting states, but more importantly, they have more influence over recruiting in Texas than any other school has in Florida or California.
with any interests outside of football. I wouldn't expect the LA lifestyle to be a draw although I could see him enjoying recriting there,
He has it made at Bama. National contenders every year. Get the recruits they want.
Alabama was an alsoran before Saban , their glory days were long past. Texas is not quite that depleted, so who's to say Saban couldn't turn them around quicker?
Bama was hit with major NCAA sanctions twice in the last 20 or so years (which makes the whining about that institution not going after big targets sound pretty hollow as well). Gene Stallings won a national title in 1992 and had a top-5 finish in 1994. Mike DuBose won an SEC title in 1999 (lost to Michigan in Orange Bowl. Dennis Franchione won 10 games and the SEC West in 2002, but the team was ineligible for the title game. Mike Shula went 10-2 in 2005.
Saban showed up at a power program that was just coming off major sanctions. Four straight coaches had success there before him, they just weren't able to maintain that success consistently because of near constant NCAA sanctions.
He's on top of the world at Alabama right now (well other than living in Alabama, that is). USC or Texas would not be a step up for him.
Doubtful. He's got everything he could ever want at Bama: a stable, dominant program in the country's most dominant conference, and Bama will match whatever Texas is willing to pay him. Any top recruit in America will want to come to Bama. Saban's results recruit for him.
The only reasons Saban would leave Bama now is if his ego is so inflated that he feels he should go out and prove himself again that he can build another dominant program, which to me is pretty foolish considering he's proved that multiple times over. Or, the right NFL job comes calling. Like the Pats, especially with the Saban Belichek connection.
His ego has come calling before, so . . . .
I wouldn't be totally shocked if his "people" put out some rumors of interest in order to leverage a new deal (as if he needs one), but leaving for Austin at this stage in his career would be a head-scratcher to say the least.
This is why you dont put statues of active coaches/players outside your stadium, (e.g. Pujols at St. Louis) money!
They don't believe in paying players down there anymore. Doesn't fit Saban at all.
Texas will likely be open as will Usc.
Also consider Saban's family, they moved from East lansing to baton rouge in 2000, to Miami in 2004 to Alabama in 06/07, I don't think the family wants to move and establish all new relationships right now........with all new unreal expectations in a building process, again.
Jmho, Saban has reached the summit of coaching in college and the only thing left is the nfl and he isn't going back.
I feel as though they have the families of assistants which they have been traveling around with. Sure there are other things but its not like Saban will be the least popular person in town when he arrives.
Not that it means much, but I had thought that when Saban signed his last extension, he had said something to the effect that it represented a commitment to to remain at Alabama for the remainder of his career in coaching. He's been circumspect about any offers in the last few years, but he has mentioned on numerous occasions that his current job will be his last as a head coach.
Yeah, only way I see him leaving is if he wants a last shot at NFL redemption. Otherwise, Bama is his premier program with deep enough pockets to do pay for whatever it takes to keep him.
Can you see Cowher in a 10 gallon?
Saban isn't leaving bama. I think bill obrien gets a good look, but penn state is going to be a marque job again once the sanctions pass. I think they go after some younger head coach from a smaller program like a&m, nd, Michigan, Florida (urban), etc. These latteral moves rarely payoff in my opinion. If you can't win at Tennessee, why would you do better at USC?
Relevant here, I think.
Leave? They have two waterfalls
Via ESPN: Last time Florida, Notre Dame, Texas & USC all lost same day Sept. 11, 1976