Nick Saban: The Alabama Years Year

I wonder where Nick Saban will coach after he gets fired from Alabama.

As Alabama receiver Matt Caddell walked off the Bryant-Denny Stadium turf for his last time as a player, the Tide senior saw one sight that will stick in his mind for the rest of his life:

The scoreboard: Louisiana-Monroe 21, Alabama 14.

“It’s kind of crazy,” Caddell said afterward, still in a daze. “I don’t know. It’s just real crazy.”

Wow, what a disaster.

I am one of those who thought Shula should have been given one more year to get the team into a consistent shape. Instead, they’ve had to effectively start over with Saban, and it shows. Painfully.

But, let us not forget, this is Alabama football:

“By winning next week, a lot of people will forget about this loss,” Tide senior cornerback Simeon Castille said. “So we just have to go back to work and get better.”

For Saban’s longevity as a coach at Alabama, he better hope he wins against Auburn next weekend.

Ah well, here’s hoping for a better season next year.

2 Responses to “Nick Saban: The Alabama Years Year”

  1. Tom - WWR Says:

    It’s recruiting. They’re going to have to give Saban a damn sight more than another year, so he can work that Saban recruiting magic. Plus, they already emptied the university coffers to give him a record-breaking contract. He’s pretty much our last chance. What are they going to do? Fire Saban, and have to spend even more money to get somebody else? We’re already unsure if we can trust Saban to stay at Bama on his own. I mean, is he really committed to the team, or is he just a very, very expensive hired gun? If he gets fired, I don’t see Bama getting another stable head coach for the next decade or more. It’ll be like the late 90’s/early 00’s all over again, only so much worse. Our football program will be effectively dead.

  2. Walter Says:

    I can hear Mike Price chortling all the way from El Paso.

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