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Just watched it for the first time and was really moved. It's an amazing documentary and if you haven't watched it you need to. I'm proud he played for the tide. He's a class act and were lucky to have a connection to him.
I agree. I watched it a couple of months back and it left an impression on me. If I had a son I would want him to okay for a coach like him. A man of integrity and he seems to do everything above board.
One of our best ever!
I know this has been discussed to death but how do you think he would have done in place of Shula. Don't get me wrong in no way am I implying that I'm not happy with the current state of our team and think Shula played a role in getting us through dark days. I'm just playing the hypothetical game. The thing that stood out to me was when Saban discussed Sly. He spoke very highly of him and that's enough for me to think he might have been more successful than Shula. Anyway just curious to hear what others thought.
super good. really like that guy.
I think he would have done better than Shula. He certainly was more qualified, and deserved the job more, but it would have been a more risky hire all things considered. Alabama probably wasn't ready for a minority head coach, and if he failed, it could have gotten very ugly.
Mississippi State is a place where pretty much anyone isn't going to have much success. It is a shame that Coach Croom didn't get an opportunity somewhere where he had a chance for success.
If we had hired Coach Croom, I don't think we would have Coach Saban now.
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He's an all class man......but that doesn't translate to successful coach. There are douchebag men that are all world coaches. See the lack of correlation?
You'll never achieve great things until you believe that's what's supposed to happen
I understand what your saying. I think Shula was a nice guy but not a good coach. My gut with Croom is he's a great man, and could have been a great coach if in the right system.
ThaRizz0 did you watch the documentary? I don't see Saban saying the things about sly if he just thought he was a great man. Saban made it sound like he thought he was a great coach.
The other point Saban stated is that Croom had the right system and skill set but at state he had to start from the ground up which was extremely tough.
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