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Maybe the caffeine hasn't kicked in, but I just don't get the comment about this being lucky for Saban.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by BamaXRay 13 months ago
He will watch over the program until Saban retires from coaching at a time of his choicing and becomes AD.
Hiring anyone younger would make that transition more difficult.
Watch Saban's press conference yesterday when asked about future AD position - very telling that he does have an interest once he is through with football.
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Saban is usually good at hiding things like that in press conferences. He didn't do it yesterday.
Caffeine hasn't kicked in for me either. I was implying Bama is lucky for Saban because nothing else seems to work out with their decisions.
Absolutely, solid short term hire.
I have no idea if the CNS comments are true or not - like i said, if that's the play then I'm ecstatic with it. It just seems like a lot of folks are making broad assumptions based on what they "think" someone said between the lines. If people have legit connections and this is what's happening, I'm absolutely thrilled with it.
CNS won't put up with any bullcrap if he becomes AD. He sets a standard and expects everyone else to live by it. We need that attitude at the top and among our money men.
I just feel like there's some serious reaching going on ITT. He's always said "the only place I'm going is Lake Burton" but maybe he knows he's not the "retirement" type and won't ever be.
This post was edited by FortWorthTide 13 months ago
This didn't happen overnight and many were involved in this decision, including Coach Moore. Once Battle was chosen, Coach "officially" stepped down.
This was not Bonner's decision alone.
How did this tick somebody off. I guess I officially have a downvote stalker. Does this mean I have hit the big time? LOL
Seemed common sense to me. The Alabama Athletic Department is not all willy nilly anymore.
This post was edited by bhamdave 13 months ago
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I agree with other posters and have seen this coming for a long while. Mark this down, but I am confident this is a place holder hire for Saban to take over as AD upon retirement from coaching. The signs have been in place for a while now; Mal's understudy told he is nowhere near retiring so he goes elsewhere, Saban has said in the past he might be interested in that role and even yesterday said he would not consider it "as long as he is the coach". Now, we get another older guy (good hire IMO) to replace an even older guy (a great one at that). 2+2 is usually 4.
This post was edited by Larrz 13 months ago
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