That isn't buzz. It is one idiot saying he'd like to see Saban to the Packers and a bunch of content aggregators pushing it out for clicks.
Not going to happen. Saban has made plenty of comments of why the NFL wasn't a good fit for him.
TeddyKGB - Agree 100% - They don’t call him “Satan” just for kicks in Miami because he was such a good coach for the Dolphins!!!
He did his stint in the NFL and could not adjust to not having control over grown men.
No way he leaves his fiefdom for the NFL.
"To have a great life simply follow this rule: Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."
Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986
It's because everybody gets paid in the NFL...
the kids are playing their tail off, and the coaches are screwing it up! - JLS
The reason Saban failed in the NFL was because he couldnt stack the deck in his favor like he's done at Bama. Contrary to popular belief, Green Bay isnt the most glamorous place on earth.
"You're the patron saint of the totally effed" - Hot Tub Time Machine
He has made multiple comments that are similar to Urban. That the problem with the NFL is that you can't outwork the other coaches/teams. Also a 4 loss season is considered great.
You also can't outrecruit/out talent your competition w/ the salary cap in place. Like it or not, you have to find some role players on the cheap instead of chasing off 4/5 stars who don't develop quick enough and replacing them w/ more of the same.
The NFL is much more about x's and o's and planning on the fly instead of hoarding talent.
It's also a gigantic overstatement to say that he "failed" in the NFL. He took a 4-win team to 9-7, the Dolphins took a step back the following year with constant quarterback turmoil, and then they fell apart completely after he left for Bama.
Don't kid yourselves, he'd win in the NFL given time and a competent front office. But I think the problem here is that at 67, he's about run out of time to take a new job anywhere. I think he's at Bama for the duration.
The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.
I agree completely. Saban would probably still be in the NFL, maybe with the Dolphins, if the doctors at Miami were not idiots and they had signed Brees.
he'd win in the NFL given time and a competent front office
competent front office
John Dorsey is in Cleveland
Especially not compared God's gift to earth,Tuscaloosa
I visited Tuscaloosa when I was applying for Bama's MFA program in fiction. I have a vivid memory of going to a Church's chicken and looking out the window at an empty, desolate plain of gray grass and asking the lady at the register "Is this it? Is there really no more city?"
"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."
MFA program in fiction
Start at 0:30 seconds /s
For $4 million a year-or 650K w/ a shot at $4 million, I'll live in Timbucktoo-the real one in Mali-for 24 weeks a year.
The only time I visited Tuscaloosa, it was for a breakfast stop during a roadtrip. We went to the "famous" Rama Jama right next to Bryant-Denny Stadium. After sitting for a few minutes a man came to our table completely unsolicited to start talking to our group. That was nothing more than a prelude to him then informing us, perfect strangers, that he's a state rep in congress and that he would like to take a few important minutes to talk to us (or rather, lecture us) on his stance on gay marriage. Oookay, lets hurry up and eat and get the F out of this place!
"Contrary to popular belief, Grren Bay isn't the most glamorous place on earth."
Are you forgetting the frozen tundra?
I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.
GB is a fantastic sports city. The place literally lives and breaths Packers football. Its the lifeblood of everything there. Its about as close to a "college town" as an NFL team could get. Sure, it ain't San Diego, but not many places are.
Besides, its not like Tuscaloosa is known for its chic milieu either.
I’d say there’s a better chance of me coaching the packers next year
Or Grateful doing an AMA
Earle’s target practice
Or Buckeye Jack becoming JT's agent for the NFL
Shandy is not beer
I’m just waiting for the right time so I can break 1526 singlehanded.
Saban is 70 years old, he isn't leaving Alabama. Which is actually a good thing since now people are negative recruiting his age.
Any Saban to the NFL talk is not going to happen
Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not
negative recruiting his age.
It's working well....https://247sports.com/Season/2019-Football/CompositeTeamRankings/
Only two 5* guys? He's lost his touch.
Same story, different season. The only place he would move to is his $11 million lake house for retirement.
"We talkin' about practice?!" -Allen Iverson 2002
Sounds very improbable.
Varys: I've always hated the bells. They ring for horror, a dead king, a city under siege.
Tyrion: A wedding.
Just like Meyer, Saban values winning, and winning coaches don't like it when you lose multiple games in a season in the NFL, and you still have a "good" season.
Neither Meyer nor Saban are going to coach in the NFL
That's a Buckeye touchdown!
No way this happens.
As a Packers fan, I'd be ok with that. It will become dark days for Bama and Harbaugh wouldn't become the coach for GB.
Ain’t going to happen. He’s clearly loving running college football. He’s got a lock on CFP every year and is building a legacy that will probably never be equaled in his lifetime. The NFL is a players league and he can’t rule with an iron fist. Makes no sense on nearly every level. Although, I would love to see the fallout.
Not a coincidence this is put into the public domain a day before signing day for recruits. Someone is floating rumor this strategically.
Nailed it. Someone had to put some doubt in an 18 year old's mind.
Source: Kirby Smart.
why not Dabo?
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Dabo didn't have any time to negatively recruit against Saban.. Was too busy stepping on Urban's head while he was drowning.
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
When the NFL allows each team to control its own schedule and doesn't require each game to be against other NFL teams, he might consider it.
When The Citadel joins the NFL, he'll jump to the League. Until then.....no.
In the nfl the worst team gets the 1st pick. In college, the best team gets the first 10 picks-Steve spurrier in reference to Nick Saban.
You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton
and Dabo told Santa...all I want for Christmas ...the Bama H.C.Job...Fuck DaBlow...Go Bucks
As a Packers fan, Josh McDaniels is at the top of my wish list. Having Aaron Rodgers is certainly a nice incentive for him. Will be interesting to see who they get.
LOL, ain't happening!
Pigskins & Porkrinds
Dream scenario would be Hairball takes this job and then the TTUN hires Bert to continue the losing trend.
Seems like another case of Saban's agent leaking a story to force Bama to give him yet another raise when he wins this next title
Sabin's agent is Jimmy Sexton, who looks way to honest to do something that underhanded./s
Saban can’t handle the NFL. Just can’t hack it, gotta be a big boy to win there. And he’s old. But boy would I laugh my balls off at the absolute crumble of the whole state of Alabama and the entire SEC.
Saban and Hairball- final two contenders and Saban wins the Packers job....
Darn, Hairball loses again and stays up north watching the dumpster fire burn to the ground....and we win-again.
Enjoying daily the 62-39 ttun beatdown.
Slow news day I guess.
"Let me quote the late great Cornel Sanders, I'm to drunk to taste this chicken"
Does he want to go to the frozen tundra to work for Aaron Rodgers?
As a Dolphins fan, Fuck Saban. As a Buckeye fan, Double Fuck Saban.
It'd be nice but I don't see it happening.
"The only good thing about it is winning the d*** thing" - Urban Meyer on The Game The War
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed, is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln
Given his age and how things are in the NFL, I would say no. After his stint with the Dolphins in particular, just does not seem to be something he is particularly great at. Rather be the greatest college coach.
There's no way Saban is leaving UA at this juncture if ever short of him dying.
That’s enough internet today :)
No way. He would have to work with a salary cap in the NFL.
Saban is going to coach another 10 years unless Day beats him several times, which I think is doable. (Side note... I will never forgive Saban for the MSU loss in 1998.)
"Our kind of families win a few more football games than others." Coach Hayes
Wasnt Saban's fault we had John Cooper.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Just so we can stop these threads from popping up in the future, NO TOP FLIGHT CFB COACH WILL EVER LEAVE COLLEGE FOR THE PROS. Not Urban, Saban, Riley, or Dabo. It is an absolute massive step down in terms of pay, level of control, and job security. The only reason Pete Carrol did was because USC was undergoing investigation. Anyone who ever thinks any of these coaches are leaving their programs are morons.
What about macaroons?
The offseason is the longest season.
Urban did just leave his program though!
As a NFL head coach, what do you need to really do? Hire the good offensive and defensive coordinators, manage the media, communicate with the front office and manage the game on Sundays.
The head coach does not need to be the smartest X's and O's guy...that needs to be the coordinators. The head coach doesn't need to know the perfect techniques of each position, that is the position coaches job.
In my opinion, a great NFL head coach needs to be a great leader and one that communicates great on all platforms between fans, media, front office, coaches and players. Get the right coordinators and position coaches then the head coach should be more of a figure head than anything.
Why Saban and Urban among others would struggle in the NFL is that they have a drive for perfection/undefeated seasons and micromanage the game. If perfection isn't achieved, then essentially spontaneous combust. Did you see Saban's reaction when his RT had back to back penalties to end the first half? He erupted.
No such thing as a bad win