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And im sure you always referred to Coach Gene Chizik as such and never Gene or Jim right? Because your arguement states that position should be respected...or is it only our coach that cant be called by his first name?
And im sure none of you have ever called President Obama "Barry" right? Because being POTUS definitely should earn respect. Or is that ok too bc you think he's worthless and a commie?
Your logic should apply to all, even of you dont like them or think they are worthless, or your logic shouldnt apply.
This post was edited by del taki 13 months ago
I don't call judges anything because I'm not a lawyer and I avoid activities that would place me in a courtroom. However if I'm in a social situation with a judge, I'm calling him by his first name.
The fact that you're comparing a football coach with a judge says a lot though.
I think op was just looking for a good discussion.
Man isn't that Nick a hell of a coach? Nick is very skilled and I respect him tremendously. But don't forget about that guy Paul. He was pretty darn good too.
Are people serious with this "You must only refer to them as COACH SABAN and COACH BRYANT"? Get a grip.
This post was edited by FortWorthTide 13 months ago
I doubt anyone on here is old enough (me included) to remember Coach Wallace Wade but he started the tradition at Alabama and is just as important in our history as CPB and CNS. We've been lucky enough to have 3 of the greatest coaches of all time. Now to your question, I think CNS has to win 3 more to surpass CPB. Its impossible to compare anything else but championships. CPB was trying to win them in his time. That was his goal and he did whatever it took to win them. So, is CNS in his era. There are things that made it harder in CPB's time just like scholarship limitations does to CNS in this time. How about the dominance of the SEC now over what it was 40-50 years ago? You can lose a game now in the SEC and still get there but it was a lot harder to get the necessary recognition back then. How about the race thing? Every other conference had black players but Bryant had to win with white only players until the 70's. The only thing that matters is NC's, imo. Bryant has 6 and CNS has 4. When CNS wins 3 more you can put him over CPB. Period. And you should know that as Alabama fans. Championships are our goal. Nothing else matters.
I remember Wally.
Coach Bryant's success went beyond wins and losses. Some of the decisions Coach Bryant made helped integrate the University and change the perspective of people in the South. I didn't fully understand it until I had an opportunity to speak to some black athletes from the era. Things have changed drastically. Coach Saban benefits from the foundation created by Coach Bryant's legacy. I will always hold Coach Bryant is high esteem for risking a lot to integrate and provide opportunities for Black athletes at the University. A lot of people changed their mind about racial intolerance because Coach Bryant said it was okay to do so. That's just my opinion. It doesn't diminish what Coach Saban has accomplished and will accomplish for Alabama in the future. Coach Saban will end his career at Alabama as one of the greatest coaches in modern history. However, he doesn't have to deal with a lot of the things that plagued Alabama's public perception because Coach Bryant paid that cost for him.
This post was edited by ce1976 13 months ago
For those that don't remember Coach Bryant, Coach Saban is likely already there. For those that lived through Coach Bryant's years, Coach Saban probably will never get there, regardless of what he does. Coach Saban is a great, great football coach. The best currently alive. Coach Bryant was a folk hero and a legend.
Really? He left in 1930 to go to Duke. That would make you at least 90, right? If so, good for you and great to see you on BOL. I hope I can still hack a post out at that age or whatever it is we do then. Maybe tap our fingers using Google glass.
Don't forget Xen Scott. I may be wrong but I think I read somewhere his career was cut short by some illness.
If we win it all this year he will have 4 out of 5 with the only 3peat in CFB history. He will be the best of all time IMO.
I called Coach Gene Chizik Jim out of a lack of respect for him.
Do you say yes sir and no maam to your parents?
Do you call your teachers Mr. and Mrs.?
Do you call your doctor Dr.?
It's all about the respect!
RE the OPs question, I went to school when Coach Bryant was there and both CNS and CPB are very similar in their approach to the game. Both believe in developing the total man and pushing players to the limit physically and mentally. Where Coach Saban is a little different is the way he is a master recruiter. He brings in more talent than Coach Bryant ever did. If he continuse to win at this level for the next 10 years, I'll have to put CNS above CPB in the overall rankings. Nationally they are 1 & 2 vs all other coaches historically.
Dude chill out lol. You're like the guy on South Park. IF YOU DONT LIKE AMURIKA DEN GETTTTTT OUTTT!!!!
FYI - people used to have an issue with Ian Rapoport when he covered the team because he would call Nick, saying he was being disrespectful. The day Saban arrived we asked him if he'd rather be called Nick or Coach and he said either was fine.
Call him Mike? Now that would have been disrespectful.
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Wake up drink some coffee and pound a oatmeal pie, oh wait he already does that.
CPB was 72-2 at Bryant Denny Stadium (unbelievable. Thats home field advantage) And was awarded the Medal of Freedom by Ronald Regan. His legacy is not only in highest regard for Bama, but college football as a whole.
Never Gets Old
If/when Saban wins one more he ties Bryant in my mind.
IMHO it would take Saban 1 more.. that would actually make 5 for him total.. but all that is neither here nor there because he is about to crush Pauls' 6 total in 22+yrs lol... i actually got Saban givin us 4+ more in th next 6yrs..BOOM
I'm laughing at how ridiculous it is you've been down voted for your response hahaha
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