SABAN MOVES ON TO BAMA
Seeing Daunte Culpepper limping around and knowing Joey Harrington is plan B made the ‘Bama job too good to pass up. That and $32 million guaranteed over 4 years.
Pat Forde at ESPN.com has a column online that’s titled, “Saban only lied when his lips were moving“.
Last week Saban said, “I’m not going to be the Alabama coach.”
This week, when the topic didn’t go away — because, clearly, it shouldn’t have — he got snippy.
“I’m not talking about any of that stuff,” he said. “And I’d appreciate the courtesy of it not being asked.”
Forde also adds that:
Obviously, telling the truth potentially can create some sticky situations. But this would be my suggested sample comment for a coach being sought for a job other than the one he now has:
“Although I love the position I currently hold, I am a candidate for job X. I will not discuss it further until there is something tangible, be it an interview or an offer, to discuss. Goodbye.”
That’s pretty close to being preposterous. How many of us could tell the world–including our current bosses–that we are interested in and consider ourselves candidates for other jobs, without there being major implications? If this describes your current scenario, a hearty “You da man” comin’ at ya.
I’m currently reading “The Blind Side” by Michael Lewis. He is also the author of “Moneyball”. (shameless money grab-go buy it by clicking on the link at the top of this site. Any purchase made at Amazon by entering thru this site gets me some referral bonus). It’s a fantastic book. I got it last week and I’ve been tearing through it. One of the main storylines revolves around this high school prospect named Michael Oher. Michael was considered the best Left Tackle prospect in the country and some said the best ever. When Nick Saban came to recruit him to go to LSU, Oher asked if Saban would remain as coach. Saban said he would. Just a short time later, Saban accepted the gig with the Dolphins.
Now Saban goes back to college football in Bama. You might also know that Saban was reportedly the first choice for Head Coach of the Bears after Dick Jauron got the axe. I’m glad he went to Miami.