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enough that a lateral move is never a consideration. We have the highest paid HC and should. It pains me that an assistant coach on our staff could go anywhere in college as a lateral move and make more money. Our staff from top to bottom has earned that much. Yes, coaches can be replaced, but why allow any school to tinker with what is clearly working for us and potentially disrupt things, not to mention give other programs any benefit. Just my two cents.
As far as lateral moves, any assistant coach we want to keep will have any other offers matched/exceeded here.
This post was edited by threepeat 16 months ago
In Pruitts case. Even with a raise. He would still get much more money for being a DC at FSU. A secondary coach isn't gonna trump DC salary at another school.
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they are paid very well.
The coaches are leaving for promotions not money. That's something Saban encourages and has said so many times.
Man what are u talking about? What coach has left here for a lateral move beside lance? Even when Steele did so, it had more to do with wanting to prove he could be his own man type of thing
Vince Lombardi was asked how it felt to have the best football team in the world. He replied, I don't know. We haven't played Alabama yet.
I would rephrase. They are leaving for promotions and money. His salary will at least double most likely.
This post was edited by dc12 16 months ago
Burton Burns is making $290,000 and is worth much more in my opinion.
What exactly are you referring to? To my knowledge, anytime a coach an Alabama coach has been offered by another school Bama has stepped up and paid the coach stay. IMO the only way they aren't paid to stay is if CNS doesn't care if they leave or not and believes he can replace them with someone as good or better.
Are you referring to Pruitt? Sunseri? Because, neither made a lateral move... Both took promotions and were encouraged to do so by Coach Saban.
Completely agree with that though
I wouldn't view this as a lateral move at all. He's getting a promotion, and it would be difficult to turn it down along with the hefty raise that would go along with it. There's no way we could match what FSU likely offered him.
We will plug in a great replacement, just wait....
Occasional turnover on the staff is not necessarily a bad thing. Upward mobility among assistants helps attract good young coaches with enthusiasm and new ideas. I'd say with the possible exception if trading Sal for Lance, our staff has gotten better or at least stayed equal with each change if assistant coaches.
What? I don't even...
The post obviously doesn't make any sense. Going from the DB coach under Saban and Smart to running the entire defense with Jimbo at FSU is nothing the resembles a lateral move. It's a huge life changing type promotion.
We've lost asst coaches every year CNS has been here.. we'll be just fine
it's really not about money with "most" of these coaches.
Remember guys, this a profession for them. This is their careers. It is important that fans understand that they are fans and coaches are professionals -- no different than when you guys work for businesses or corporations.
Yes, they have loyalty to their schools, but its a professional loyalty and not the same as a fan. Most of these assistants are close friends and there's a network among coaches from the various schools.
For them, it is a business -- its about family, future and career.
This post was edited by Lucky 16 months ago
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Like others have said, I'm not really sure what you are referring to. The only real lateral moves I can think of were Steel to Clemson, Applewhite to UT(although that was really a firing that allowed him to save face), and LT to UTenn(of course I'm sure he'd be the first to tell you that this was a mistake on his part). In every other instance or administration has stepped up and paid them or they were getting a promotion(which obviously isn't a lateral move).
This. I like my company where I work now. But if I got the chance to double my salary (even for a lateral) it would be a no brainer situation. Same applies for getting a career promotion with no raise.
The post was not about Pruitt. That was not a lateral move. It was a promotion. The post was related to rumblings about other assistants who "may" be under consideration for "lateral" opportunities where money would have to be the primary driver. We have lost coaches for lateral moves where they ended up getting paid more such as Bo Davis and LT. I get that Bo had a Texas history from previous stops.
My point is that we have a great staff and continuity is important. My other point is that we should have the highest paid staff given the performance on the field.
LT couldn't keep his D inside his Z. Then his W asked for a D at UT and LT came back to UA where he could G some A without answering to a W.
Money will never be an issue if Saban is aggressive about keeping them. We upgraded Bo Davis and no offense to Lance but Sal was also an upgrade when he left.
Pruitt is building his career.... Not just working a job. He will never move to be a head coach without taking on more responsibility and making gameplans and halftime adjustments. Its really simple to understand this.
You generally don't see people leave for lateral moves. Lance Thompson did, realized he made a mistake and because of that he eventually got back here. If it's a step up, like with Pruitt, Saban is usually very supportive. He rewards loyalty, though.
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