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Really, really good thing MAL sold Coach Saban

  • on Bama. Really would hate Mal's legacy to be Mike Shula AND Anthony Grant.

  • Crimson71 said... (original post)

    on Bama. Really would hate Mal's legacy to be Mike Shula AND Anthony Grant.

    Coach Moore was so much more than an AD. He was an assistant coach at Alabama during 6 NC's. 5 under Coach Bear Bryant and 1 under Gene Stallings. Then when he brought Coach Saban on board when he was Alabama's AD, he saw 3 more NC's come Bama's way. He also guided Alabama thru some turbulent times with NCAA infractions so his legacy is just so much more than any 1 coach.

    BTW, Coach Moore was on the 1961 Alabama NC team.

    This post was edited by abrellbama5818 3 months ago

  • DEHIII

    His legacy would never be about Shula.

    I don't even think of Shula as a normal hire. If you want to talk about hiring, Mal would have been saddled with Price. That was the issue.

    Remember Shula wasn't a normal hire. He was 1 of 3 guys that had never been a HC, all with deep ties to UA because no head coach would come into the situation that was presented: sanctions, post spring practice and on the heels of the Mike Price fiasco. No one could have made a good hire at that point. We were not picking from an A list or B list or even C list under those circumstances.

    I hear people gripe about hiring Shula and saying what a bad hire it was. (for the record, I was for hiring Croom at that time) It wasn't because we had no real good choices considering the situation. But someone media and posters forget about that.

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  • DEHIII said... (original post)

    His legacy would never be about Shula.

    I don't even think of Shula as a normal hire. If you want to talk about hiring, Mal would have been saddled with Price. That was the issue.

    Remember Shula wasn't a normal hire. He was 1 of 3 guys that had never been a HC, all with deep ties to UA because no head coach would come into the situation that was presented: sanctions, post spring practice and on the heels of the Mike Price fiasco. No one could have made a good hire at that point. We were not picking from an A list or B list or even C list under those circumstances.

    I hear people gripe about hiring Shula and saying what a bad hire it was. (for the record, I was for hiring Croom at that time) It wasn't because we had no real good choices considering the situation. But someone media and posters forget about that.

    And added to this ^^^^although Coach Mike Shula ended up being a disappointment in his performance as a coach. He was a Bama man through and through and did his best with class and dignity, for that I will always be thankful to him for getting us through those ugly sanction years as best he could. Roll Tide!