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post #496 of 510
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Saban could win several more national championships, and he'll still never become the best, or most beloved, head football coach in Alabama history. I'm wondering if he has an NFL itch he needs to scratch. No doubt he'd be the top choice of a lot of NFL teams if he expressed interested in switching leagues again.

WTF are you talking about? Saban not beloved? NFL itch? Are you an ESPN writer?
post #497 of 510
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

Saban could win several more national championships, and he'll still never become the best, or most beloved, head football coach in Alabama history. I'm wondering if he has an NFL itch he needs to scratch. No doubt he'd be the top choice of a lot of NFL teams if he expressed interested in switching leagues again.

He already coached the Dolphins for 2 years between LSU and Alabama. Don't see any reason for him to go back as he's a much better college coach.
post #498 of 510
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

He already coached the Dolphins for 2 years between LSU and Alabama. Don't see any reason for him to go back as he's a much better college coach.

The same could be said of Pete Carroll.
post #499 of 510
So far as we know, Alabama isn't facing imminent NCAA sanctions. That was a pretty good incentive for Carroll to return to the NFL.
post #500 of 510
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

So far as we know, Alabama isn't facing imminent NCAA sanctions. That was a pretty good incentive for Carroll to return to the NFL.

Also IIRC there was a decent team calling. And Saban wasn't bad in the NFL he just was dealt a particularly bad hand and did as well as could be expected.
post #501 of 510
The control Saban has in college is what keeps him interested. A bunch of grown-ass primadonnas getting paid millions isn't the game he wants to play. It isn't how his "process" works. He's not gonna dance on lockers or dab like an idiot to keep the players interested.

Even if a team were to offer him complete control of operations, he still has to deal with the players.
Edited by grundletaint - 1/14/16 at 1:16pm
post #502 of 510
Well, and that's where his success comes from. He can motivate the hell out of college players, get crazy consistency, out-recruit other teams. He loses all of that in the pros, because you can't treat adults with big money the same way. Hell, half his carrot at Alabama is convincing 5* guys to subsume their own interests for a couple years so they can go pro.



You saw some of the same stuff with Harbaugh on the 49ers. His motivation approach (in his case, being an absolute tyrant) only works for so long. In college, it works because he's constantly getting new guys and most of them feel the need for order and discipline. NFL players don't put up with that shit and he lost the team.
post #503 of 510
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Well, and that's where his success comes from. He can motivate the hell out of college players, get crazy consistency, out-recruit other teams. He loses all of that in the pros, because you can't treat adults with big money the same way. Hell, half his carrot at Alabama is convincing 5* guys to subsume their own interests for a couple years so they can go pro.



You saw some of the same stuff with Harbaugh on the 49ers. His motivation approach (in his case, being an absolute tyrant) only works for so long. In college, it works because he's constantly getting new guys and most of them feel the need for order and discipline. NFL players don't put up with that shit and he lost the team.

Every one of his recruiting classes now has a championship ring.
post #504 of 510
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Originally Posted by grundletaint View Post

... or dab like an idiot ...

well that's pretty much the only way to do it so now you just gonna get them confused
post #505 of 510
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

well that's pretty much the only way to do it so now you just gonna get them confused

I hate it so much I can't use the word by itself.
post #506 of 510

i hate the word 'dab'

post #507 of 510
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

Well, and that's where his success comes from. He can motivate the hell out of college players, get crazy consistency, out-recruit other teams. He loses all of that in the pros, because you can't treat adults with big money the same way. Hell, half his carrot at Alabama is convincing 5* guys to subsume their own interests for a couple years so they can go pro.



You saw some of the same stuff with Harbaugh on the 49ers. His motivation approach (in his case, being an absolute tyrant) only works for so long. In college, it works because he's constantly getting new guys and most of them feel the need for order and discipline. NFL players don't put up with that shit and he lost the team.

I agree with the first paragraph but do not with the second. I didn't follow the situation in San Francisco enough but I don't think that Harbaugh lost the players.
post #508 of 510
I really enjoyed this article on the Bama onside kick: http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2016/1/14/10763992/alabama-onside-kick-clemson-national-championship-nick-saban-adam-griffiths-marlon-humphrey

Some good explanation of what Saban was looking at/what he was thinking when he made the call.
post #509 of 510
^ Good stuff.
post #510 of 510
Nice to see Gurley win offensive rookie of the year after those bad injuries in college.
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