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Another goofy opinion from someone who has no idea what hes talking about.
I agree with the original post and while it is specific to the coaching profession, it certainly applies to all careers.
Having been in business myself for over 20 years, there comes a point at which you are no longer motivated to build, but you become under pressure to stay where you are. If "where you are", as with Coach Saban is the very top, it can become a bit overwhelming to always stay there.
Coach Bryant experienced the same thing in the middle 70's. There were even calls for his dismissal saying that he had accomplished all he could. The key is whether or not, you can find that second wind or a different goal to accomplish relative to where you are.
Time will tell, but whether CNS stays or goes, IMO he deserves to be happy and only he can measure that.
This post was edited by lingjet 16 months ago
CNS looked pretty damn happy after last year's NC win and after beating UGA. And I think a lot of his enjoyment from his work does not come from the scoreboard but from the acts of getting there.
Man the media took Mrs Saban's comment and ran like hell with it.
This post was edited by PacificNWTider 16 months ago
i don't think "the process" is the reason for the burnout... the process is part of both building or maintaining excellence.. the quesion is, which you addressed differently, is saban a builder or is he happy with achieving success. some people are just builders and the minutia once you get to the top becomes less interesting. in my opinion, saban will be here for a while given that he still has a big target to shoot for at alabama (bear's legacy).
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