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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #200 on: January 19, 2024, 08:56:59 AM »

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #201 on: January 19, 2024, 09:17:19 AM »
Jerry Seinfeld has Comedians in cars getting coffee, I hope Nick considers Coaches in a boat watching sunsets.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #202 on: January 19, 2024, 10:28:33 AM »
So is Alabama on it's way to be the new Nebraska?

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #203 on: January 19, 2024, 10:48:14 AM »
So is Alabama on it's way to be the new Nebraska?

I think so

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #204 on: January 19, 2024, 11:00:35 AM »
AND, like Nebraska, they will blame Texas.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #205 on: January 19, 2024, 11:20:23 AM »
And like I did with Nebraska, I will laugh at Alabama's downfall.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #206 on: January 19, 2024, 11:21:55 AM »
And like I did with Nebraska, I will laugh at Alabama's downfall.

We will cherish it!

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #207 on: January 19, 2024, 11:41:59 AM »
And like I did with Nebraska, I will laugh at Alabama's downfall.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #208 on: January 19, 2024, 12:05:47 PM »
Alabama's Struggle for Relevancy

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #209 on: January 19, 2024, 12:12:18 PM »
The downfall can obviously happen to any program...

Not counting interims, there were 7 Bama coaches between Bryant and Saban and you could easily argue that they whiffed on 5 of those 7. I'd argue Bill Curry and Gene Stallings were hits and the rest where whiffs (I had forgotten about how Bama tried to screw over Curry, which is why he left after 3 years to take the Kentucky job - oopsie - and then Stallings came in). That's a pretty poor percentage considering their resources.

Similarly, Florida has had six coaches since Spurrier left and you could easily say they whiffed on five of the six with Meyer being the exception (Napier probably has one more year left before he's fired).

This hiring coaches stuff is a lot harder than the perception (even when you're rolling in $$$$$) and there's way more duds than dudes.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #210 on: January 19, 2024, 12:32:06 PM »
The downfall can obviously happen to any program...

Not counting interims, there were 7 Bama coaches between Bryant and Saban and you could easily argue that they whiffed on 5 of those 7. I'd argue Bill Curry and Gene Stallings were hits and the rest where whiffs (I had forgotten about how Bama tried to screw over Curry, which is why he left after 3 years to take the Kentucky job - oopsie - and then Stallings came in). That's a pretty poor percentage considering their resources.

Similarly, Florida has had six coaches since Spurrier left and you could easily say they whiffed on five of the six with Meyer being the exception (Napier probably has one more year left before he's fired).

This hiring coaches stuff is a lot harder than the perception (even when you're rolling in $$$$$) and there's way more duds than dudes.

As a KU fan, believe me that I've experienced all the downside of the coaching carousel. The years between Mangino and LL were brutal. KSU kinda has lucked out with CK following Snyder. KU has also lucked out with its run of basketball coaches during my entire lifetime. It's going to be weird when KU reverts to mediocrity, but it seems inevitable.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #211 on: January 19, 2024, 01:05:21 PM »
I think there's too much money and they are in too rich a recruiting location to turn into Nebraska

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #212 on: January 19, 2024, 01:06:49 PM »
I think Nebraska is too far but they will never repeat what Nick did.
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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #213 on: January 19, 2024, 01:36:51 PM »
I think there's too much money and they are in too rich a recruiting location to turn into Nebraska

Exactly.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #214 on: January 19, 2024, 03:25:18 PM »
They could become Auburn-like

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #215 on: January 19, 2024, 03:35:54 PM »
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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #216 on: January 19, 2024, 03:46:43 PM »
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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #217 on: January 19, 2024, 03:57:35 PM »
Yeah, being like Tennessee or Auburn or LSU or Florida is nothing like what Nebraska turned into. Nebraska was already worse than any of those programs when they made the jump to the Big 10 which really helped them suck.

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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #218 on: January 19, 2024, 08:07:00 PM »
"There is no way you can call that a good flashing install. First of all you didn't install the corner first, awright.  You didn't layer the shingles right on that backside over there, awright, and your kickouts are garbage.  You read those rat poison reviews from your previous jobs and now want me to say it's okay.  It ain't okay, so quit askin!"
as saban enters the kitchen, he looks disgusted.  after turning around and leaving the room, he stares directly into the camera and mutters “total gut job”

An intriguing side plot would be watching saban’s character arc as he gradually comes to realize that 100% of his clientele don’t have millions of dollars to spend. Like maybe to drive this point home in the first episode a famished Nick Saban suggests they order a pizza and then when he says to the crew guy “how much do I owe ya for the pie?” The guy jokingly says “20 thou(sand American dollars)” and nicks just like “ok” bc he has absolutely no clue what stuff costs and 20 large is pocket change to him
That’s very good and might be true.

Nick has all kinds of side gigs including partner in a series of Benz dealerships.

An aside. There was a story about a young man who worked at a restaurant in Tuscaloosa who walked to work every day. Then one day the managers called him out to tell him someone noticed him walking to work in his uniform almost every day and they had (anonymously) bought him a car. A nice late model Maxima.

If you look at a map and kind of know where Nick’s French Chateau style house is on Lake Tuscaloosa and you plotted the fastest route to the Alabama Football offices, past that restaurant. You can see how it might have been Nick. 


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Re: Nick Saban
« Reply #219 on: January 19, 2024, 08:18:45 PM »
Let's see the house!