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Yea, I'd say it's definitely in decline from where it was. 7 natty's in a row proves your point(sarcasm). I wouldn't exactly call this just a dominant "cycle". This is a stretch unlike any that's ever been seen in CFB where one conference has 4 different teams win 7 in a row, 63 players drafted(most ever by a conference).
Answer me this, when Miles and Saban do leave LSU and Bama does all the prep football talent leave the south too? #notachance
This post was edited by NJJ0711 13 months ago
If I were Saban and Texas became interested I would work that to get a bump in pay from Bama.
This is simply not a true statement. He already makes more than Mack Brown. I see no evidence they are going to lay down. Alabama LOVES football and REALLY LOVES Saban. They are and will continue to do what it takes to pay Saban. It's pretty simple.
Totally agree. Saban will leave from boredom before money. Alabama has much deeper pockets than getting credit for in this thread.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Saban loves the challenge of building programs. If his wife loves Tuscaloosa then she is going to go bananas in Texas. A LOT more to do in Texas. Alabama may have money, but they don't have Texas money. Alabama fans and alumni credit their programs history more than they give Saban credit. They believe kids flock to play at Alabama rather than play for Saban. Saban could become a college football LEGEND in every sense of the word if he can rebuild Texas and win a National Title there. He would have 2 at LSU (yeah I know that Miles was the Head Coach at one but it was Sabans players), 3 more at Alabama (OSU is going to hammer them this year preventing them a 4th!), and then another at Texas. That would be something that would go down as never being equaled.
I wouldn't say anything I said was untrue.
Saban has bolted for the money every single time without a shred of loyalty. Texas program has more money. In a bidding war the ones with the most money wins. That is the way it works in a rational world. Just because Brown makes less doesn't mean they couldn't afford more. That is a rather myopic statement.
"The only thing That Team Up North will be tasting this year is the salty tears of defeat" - UFM
People keep saying Saban "bolted" for the money everywhere he has been. Really? Look at the facts. He left Mich St. - a bottom dweller program that has always sucked hind tit to TTUN in state and to tOSU conference wise & went to LSU - as others have said - a sleeping giant talent wise & Yes a higher pay. He won a natty there & decided to try his hand in the NFL, yes his salary was higher, but many coaches dream to be in the NFL. That didn't work out, probably discovered it wasn't his cup of tea with all the b.s. they put up with and was offered by an elite college program where he has way more control over all things football than he would have had in the NFL. Has built a dynasty there. Every move he made seems logical to me.
Making a lateral move to Texas makes no sense...
Top notch players line up to play football at Texas.
The story is, Mack Brown offers, and you accept right away, or he pulls the offer.
This post was edited by DDawes 13 months ago
Know why "hilarious" is such a funny word? Because it's hilarious.
Here's the big difference: At Texas you have to live with your recruiting misses. At Alabama you do not. That is huge and Saban knows it all to well.
Yawn! Half the B12 over signs and if Saban were to go there, he would over sign there too.
Talk about a one instrument band, good grief.
I'm pretty sure he is pretty much already a legend. I live in the south and I can tell you that while people do believe in the institution that is Alabama ( just like we believe in OSU), they absolutely hold Saban in "God" status. You don't know why his wife loves Tuscaloosa, so you can't say she will like Austin more. What he is doing now has almost never been equaled. He doesn't have to go somewhere else to make history.
Most of the SEC oversigns but Florida does not.
It would be similar at Texas.
Again, Saban isn't going anywhere where his hands would be tied.
His hands wouldn't be tied at Texas.
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