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Old 01-11-2014, 07:50 AM   #91
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Daddy's boy does it again. Amazing. I'm sure Bama fans are thrilled.

The more I see of Saban lately, the less impressed I am. From his stupid calls at the end of the Auburn game, to this Ö
+1 Really makes me glad he didn't get the Texas job.
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Old 01-11-2014, 11:35 AM   #92
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:40 PM   #94
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A coach rebuilds his program, wins three of the last five national championships and four overall, and now he's a bad coach?

Good grief. There's nobody quite so deluded as a partisan college football fan.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:58 PM   #95
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A coach rebuilds his program, wins three of the last five national championships and four overall, and now he's a bad coach?

Good grief. There's nobody quite so deluded as a partisan college football fan.
I dont get that either. I think Sabans looking for someone to better utilize the talent he has on offense and maybe produce a first round QB, which he hasn't done. Kiffin is slimey, but he has offense credentials. Carroll is a great coach and he moved Kiffin through the ranks quickly, so there is definately something there as an OC/position coach. Terrible head coach though.

And if you watched enough bama games this year, you know something needed to be done. There was a lot of underutilized talent on offense.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:24 PM   #96
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A coach rebuilds his program, wins three of the last five national championships and four overall, and now he's a bad coach?

Good grief. There's nobody quite so deluded as a partisan college football fan.
What have you done for me lately?

Maybe he's just not that good? Lost to an Auburn team that was 3-9 and 0-8 in 2012 in the SEC? Lost to a Oklahoma team that was lucky to be #2 in Big 12? All this having a 4 year quarterback with very little rebuilding to be done.

Seems the curtains were pulled back a little this year.
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What have you done for me lately?

Maybe he's just not that good? Lost to an Auburn team that was 3-9 and 0-8 in 2012 in the SEC? Lost to a Oklahoma team that was lucky to be #2 in Big 12? All this having a 4 year quarterback with very little rebuilding to be done.

Seems the curtains were pulled back a little this year.
Very little rebuilding? Good lord, thats telling, other than the skill positions there was a lot of rebuilding this year. Lost to an Auburn team that was not last years team, despite outgaining them by 100yards, that gave FSU all they could handle. I dont personally know a single Alabama fan, there might be a few on here though, that thought we would beat OK after the Iron Bowl loss, and it wasnt because of OK.
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Maybe he's just not that good?
Oh, come on!
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:16 PM   #99
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I dont get that either. I think Sabans looking for someone to better utilize the talent he has on offense and maybe produce a first round QB, which he hasn't done. Kiffin is slimey, but he has offense credentials. Carroll is a great coach and he moved Kiffin through the ranks quickly, so there is definately something there as an OC/position coach. Terrible head coach though.

And if you watched enough bama games this year, you know something needed to be done. There was a lot of underutilized talent on offense.
It may be that he's realizing that sometimes he needs to go beyond power football, especially when he needs points in a hurry. He's never had a great QB. Kiffin can recruit and he may find one and develop him for Saban.

I wonder if some of this kvetching is because folks are realizing that if Kiffin makes a success of this -- and he probably will -- then he gets another good head coach job somewhere within 5 years? And Kiffin as a head coach really seems to put some people's teeth on edge.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:44 AM   #100
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It may be that he's realizing that sometimes he needs to go beyond power football, especially when he needs points in a hurry. He's never had a great QB. Kiffin can recruit and he may find one and develop him for Saban.

I wonder if some of this kvetching is because folks are realizing that if Kiffin makes a success of this -- and he probably will -- then he gets another good head coach job somewhere within 5 years? And Kiffin as a head coach really seems to put some people's teeth on edge.
Well, if you are so good that you can't recruit a great QB, and all the teams that have beaten you lately are non-power football teams, I'd say yeah, it's time for a little change.

But hell, a really good coach would have thought about that after last years A&M loss.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:09 AM   #101
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Oh, come on!
To put it in F1 terms, he's a backmarker with that brings a big bank account.



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The Best Job in College Football

Well see those gifts, that $100 million in "gifts"-- naming the business school and erecting a statue aren't quite enough.



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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A billionaire donor to the University of Texas says the hire of new football coach Charlie Strong was like a ''kick in the face.''

Red McCombs has donated millions to Texas, and his name is on the north side of the football stadium. He publicly lobbied for Texas to hire Jon Gruden.

Hours after Strong was introduced Monday at a campus news conference, McCombs, the former owner of the Minnesota Vikings and the San Antonio Spurs, complained to KZDC-AM in San Antonio that he was ignored in the coaching search.

''I think it is a kick in the face,'' McCombs said. ''Beyond the fact of what actually happened. We have boosters that have a lot of knowledge about the game.'' (Just like Jerry Jones knows football, wealth=football knowledge in Texas)

McCombs said prominent donors had a lot of input when Texas hired Mack Brown in 1997. This time, the coaching search was led by new athletic director Steve Patterson.

McCombs said Texas got the selection ''wrong'' and that Strong would be a good position coach or coordinator. He later said he would support Strong and wished him well when they spoke by phone Sunday night.

Patterson said Tuesday that Strong was the best choice. McCombs did not immediately return a telephone message.

''Like in any large, diverse organization there will be varying opinions,'' Patterson said. ''The job of a senior executive is to take all of those views into account and made the best decision for the organization as a whole. And we did that in this case.''
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:15 AM   #103
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Well see those gifts, that $100 million in "gifts"-- naming the business school and erecting a statue aren't quite enough.



See Miss University, when Daddy buys you a car, a condo and bunches of clothes and jewelry you had better be there to put out when Daddy calls.




You're a coupla days behind there good buddy.

"Red McCombs sorry for criticism"

http://espn.go.com/dallas/college-fo...ie-strong-hire

His choice for head coach was well known even before Strong was hired, and Texas ignored him. So much for boosters.
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You're a coupla days behind there good buddy.

"Red McCombs sorry for criticism"

http://espn.go.com/dallas/college-fo...ie-strong-hire

His choice for head coach was well known even before Strong was hired, and Texas ignored him. So much for boosters.
I know, I read it a few days ago...thought it needs to be here. But was either using tablets (suck for quoting articles) or too busy at work.

Haven't kept up with the mea culpas-which being a cynic, I don't really buy. But I do think (not just at Texas) there is quite a bit of concubine/john relationship with donors and universities.
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The bit about being a good position coach was a gratuitous insult. I have no idea why he would say something so stupid.

The hate for Kiffin runs deep! In the local paper the comments are running about 70-30 against, with plenty of folks saying they'll not root for Alabama while Kiffin is there. A lot of them remember his time at Tennesse, although not very clearly. Many of them forget he was the last coach to take TN to a bowl.
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