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Just for the record, I've been adamant that the man who eventually replaces Coach Saban should be a coach who has been in charge elsewhere.
But I'd like to know what most posters think...since Kirby is on fire in the coaching ranks and it looks like his first job will be a big one now..: would u want him named "head coach in waiting" and not lose him... Or just let it all play out.
Not publicly, b/c he wouldn't be allowed on the road to recruit.
Kirby is in his 30's, he can wait around for 10 to 15 years and take over for Saban when he retires.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by DNShark 19 months ago
No. Those situations are really toxic and send the wrong message.
I would love to keep Kirby as long as possible but we don't need to do that.
Absolutely not. If a job presents itself somewhere else, I would rather him go there and possibly come back later when Coach Saban hangs it up. JMO
Saban has a good 30-40 yrs left of coaching.
What happens to everybody else has nothing to do with us, understand?”
No. I would want a proven head coach to replace Saban. Not saying Smart couldnt do it but you just don't know with a first time HC.
He's the guy I want whenever Saban retires. Don't think publically naming him HCIW would be the best move, but if he could cut his teeth at another school for a while and then come back that would be ideal.
I won't him to go prove he can be the head man at another school first.
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Good to see these responses .
I'm with you. I could also see it working where CNS gradually gives CKS a few head coaching responsibilities and grooms him slowly to take over in 5-8 years or so, but without the official HCIW deal. But now that we've all witnessed the results of the Process and are thoroughly spoiled by it, I want someone from the Bellichek>Saban coaching tree who understands it and can run it smoothly. And who better than CKS.
No, NCAA has recruiting limitations on HC in waiting.
No but he will get a nice raise and some sort of elevated title, Assoc. Head Coach, etc.
NO. Only proven head coaches at Bama. No more assistants. Been there, done that.
I would hope Kirby would go somewhere else and get some HC experience. If he is successful at, for instance, South Florida, hire him. If not, and Bret Bielema is successful at Arky, hire him.
This is the dumbest thing ive ever heard CKS will be a great coach when he gets the chance Alabama would be dumb not to offer him the job if saban left or retired. Saying you want a proven coach think your getting spoiled Saban is the first proven coach we have hired in a long time and CKS would prove himself right there at the capstone
This Coach in Waiting crap is a nightmare for the guy waiting......it's a stupid fad that doesn't work. Especially for guys age of Coach Boom, Jimbo, Holgerson, etc.... It's misleading to the guy in waiting and they've figured that out.
My thoughts exactly Shark. RTR
Absolutely not, it's a recipe for disaster IMO.
Absolutely not. It doesn't keep you from losing anyone and it doesn't create a recruiting advantage. Besides, if he left here for anywhere else outside Georgia my guess is we could get him back if we wanted him when the time came.
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