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That record didn't include Birmingham games, where we played the toughest teams.
Preach on reverend !!
" If it feels good, you ain't doing it right!"
I have no idea who this Paul person is you speak of. If you mean Coach Bryant, as someone else mentioned. To us older guys, no one will ever take the place of Coach Bryant. As for CNS, I would not trade him for any other Coach in the country. I have much respect for CNS and hope he retires at Alabama, which I expect him to do. RTR
Imagine having 14 SEC titles today. How many NC's would that give you? I dunno but imo, you can only consider the competition of the day which means total NC's and SEC's. CPB had some things that were tougher like whites only during the 60's. If you don't think that made a difference just check out 1966. And how much better would those teams had been if we'd have the average number of blacks that northern teams had? You can only look at chips. 6 vs 4 NC's so far. CNS needs 3 to surpass.
Coach Bryant won national championships when all the great black players either went to all black schools or to schools in other regions of the country. No other coach did as much with this handicap. Also, Bama was robbed of several championships due to voting bias against southern schools which doesn't exist now. It is much easier to win championships now than then, because with the BCS, there are more opportunities to play for championships.
they both excel when their back is to the wall
This man knows what he is talking about.
He needs to rassle a big animal.
by that logic Shula and Dubose should have won national titles also
I don't know what he needs to do in the public eye, but nick is a better coach than bear
That is coach Bryant and coach Saban to you douche bag!!!!
Learn to show the respect both deserved and try not to be so much of a punk.
I think the question becomes which of the two would expose you first for gour poor form.
I could go on, but maybe i will just stop now and shake my head in disgust.
Just take it easy champ... Why dont you stop talking for awhile... Maybe sit the next couple of plays out?
First, nice troll by the OP. That's what this thread is. Second, lot crappy parenting rearing its head ITT.
"Son, you WILL grow up to put football coaches on a pedastal and worship their every move!. Now go to bed."
Respectfully disagree. Saban is his own coach and does not owe all his success to Coach Bryant. He has restored a level of pride and respect which has not been seen since Coach Bryant. The playing field is much more level than it was in the 60s-70s. I am thankful to have both these coaches representing our program. We will always think of Coach Saban in the highest regard, but Bear Bryant is Alabama football.
If this past season had been played under the standards of the 1960s:
1) Notre Dame would have been undefeated because they wouldn't have played in a bowl game.
2) Oregon would have been undefeated because there would have been no overtime. Oregon would not have played in a bowl game because they had played in the Rose Bowl the year before. For most of the 1960s (and into the 1970s), the only teams in the Big Ten and Pac 8 who could participate in a bowl game were the ones in the Rose Bowl.
In 2011, under the conditions of college football in the 1960s, LSU would have been able to avoid replaying Alabama in the bowl game. (Actually, having thought about it, Oklahoma State would have been undefeated, since their loss came in an overtime game.)
In 2009, under the 1960s conditions, there would have been no conference championship games. Florida could have chosen to play Texas in their bowl game, leaving Alabama in the cold.
Turning it around, Alabama most likely wouldn't have made it to a BCS championship game in 1965 with three teams ahead of them in the polls. The 1964 championship wouldn't have stood because of the loss to Texas in the bowl game. (Of course, they would have played undefeated Arkansas in the title game, not Texas.)
These are just a few of the most obvious differences between the two eras that would have significantly impacted the success of the two coaches. It's an impossible comparison to make.
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Not even slightly surprised you don't get it.
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