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Saban is now 62, In October he will be 63.
By the time that the class of 2014 hits Bama and starts the season, he will be close to 64.
How much longer will he coach ?
It is almost a given that he will not be their coach when they leave Bama. His wife has mentioned several times on how the pressure and expectations take their toll on a coach.
I don't expect him to give the NFL another shot, but I can see him retiring in 1-2 years and enjoying his last years with his family.
The last thing for recruits to consider, Kirby Smart is no Saban.
I mean, the same can be said about Miles.
True. Miles turns 60 in November.
Are we going to post about UA forever? I mean there good, get over it. There going to get some kids were going to get some kids. Win some lose some that's just how it is. Everyone acts as if bama is some mythical creature with magical spells and there searching for the cure. I actually agree with Bama fans that say LSU fans are bamassed in a general sense. Maybe not everyone, but as a general statement it's not far from the truth. Its nearly impossible to get on any LSU forum/message board and not see at least one topic on UA. There very good at football as are we and top players want to play for them as do some for us. Look at the out of state talent were pulling this year and yet the teams from there respective states aren't talking about us like were the big bad wolf of the west. Not to mention they haven't even taken that many recruits that we've really wanted. I can count on one hand that number of people we've really went head to head for and lost out to bama. The sky will still be overhead tomorrow, I promise.
No offense to the op as I consider their opinion to be valuable but I hate posts like this. It sounds like a defeatest attitude. Hav we just given up as long as Saban is there? Is this the thought process we're gonna have? The "we can't beat them so we hedge our hopes on Saban not coaching much longer"? As much as the hype machine fails to recognize it, LSU is right on the tails of Bama when it comes to pure talent and on the field. They recruit 5* studs and land most of their top targets but they are still held to the same limits we are and on the field we hold our own with them better than anyone. When thinking back ove the Saban years at Bama, we should have won all but 2 of the games we played against them. We didn't and that's why they're claiming 3 out of 4 and we're not. It wasn't talent that cost us those games. It was partly coaching, partly bad breaks and partly them just making a key play when they needed to and us not. Trust me, LSU scares Bama more than any team in the country. I sincerely hope our coaching staff hasn't taken on the same thoughts about the Bama program. If so we're in big trouble
Some fans have given up, but I know for a fact our coaches and players have not. It will not shock me one bit if we beat bama this year. We finally have an OC and a DC, not just a DC. Plus a week off where Cam can scheme against Bama. I think Cam wins this battle 8 out of 10 times
Saban couldn't relax outside of football. He will continue to coach until he has a stroke or pulls a "Woody Hayes" moment. Even then bama wouldn't fire him. Maybe if he has a stroke they will let him resign.
I don't care if he coaches another twenty years. I love having the opportunity to beat the little gnat, and he knows that LSU will always give him a tough battle. I agree that we obsess about this guy and his team. We need to get over it, and realize that, if we win them all in a given season, we will be where we want to be. And we have the talent to do it.
Proud to support everything Louisiana
I come in peace...
Nobody knows how long Saban will coach for, most bama fans assume another 4-5 years. After that, his intensity probably has to come down a notch for obvious reasons.
Fwiw, I think LSU is perpetually the most dangerous team on the schedule, at least in the last few years. aTm is cyclically strong right now, but no other team has the depth of players and the defensive strength that LSU possesses. Last year, your team had a habit of playing to its competition, but almost all bama fans recognize how tough the games are against LSU.
The truth is that you have been missing the type of offense that bama and UGA have. If your new OC can put things together, your team becomes that much more dangerous.
See you in November, and best of luck with your opener against TCU.
How do bama fans feel about our new OC
On this specific topic, I am not sure how many bama fans have given it significant thought. As such, I prefer not to speak on their communal behalf.
My personal view is that Cam will be a definite upgrade, both in terms of schemes and play calling. That said, I think any team making a significant change in philosophy on either side of the ball will need some time to get the existing players acclimated and recruit new players that are a good fit for the new system. I don't claim to know everything about how your new OC will operate, but I think this applies to most teams.
My best guess is that you will see a clear improvement on offense by the middle of the 2013 season, if not a bit earlier. That will depend on who you are playing, since LSU can always drop 45 on a weak team. By 2014, I expect your offense to be potent, and a threat to put up 25-28 on good defensive teams.
Objectively speaking, you guys could probably use an upgrade at the OL coaching spot. The contrast when compared to the defensive coaching is just so stark. I think one could make the argument that Chavis is the best DC in the country, and I am a huge fan of Kirby Smart.
Good insight from a different point of view. I don't think you will see lsu change schemes that much, we will always be a power runnin team. Your not the only one who thinks we need a new OL coach, more than half the fans think we do. I know a lot of people are very excited aroun here about Cam, just hope he can deliver
Then again I'll give you my take on bama and saban. You came in peace so here goes.
saban has single handedly ruined the only game that I still loved. He has destroyed parity and excitement by developing a "recruiting machine" that is ruining the game that I loved.
I used to like Pro Baseball and Pro Football but free agency has ruined it for me. I used to like to watch the New York Yankees to pull against them. Now I have developed a sort of apathy so that pulling against them is not even worth it.
Pro Basketball? It should suffice to know that I truly HATE the Heat and their selfish attitudes.
I was given two tickets to see the Rangers vs the Astros. I spent two hundred dollars driving over to Jerry's World just to watch that game. Food, beer and parking was that much. College Football is also going to price themselves out of the market for me. saban is doing that all by himself. Time for my fellow Tiger Brothers to blast me now. That is what we do here. We feed on each other.
There appears to be a lack of parity in the final outcome, but I assure you that there is still very much parity in the top 6-8 teams each given year. This is my own view, not necessarily that of other bama fans. Please note that caveat.
It is true that bama has won three of four, and it reminds me of when tiger woods was winning all the time in golf, like a decade ago. What he said was, he was always trying to put himself "in position to contend". In my view, saban has made it such that bama is unlikely to have a true disaster year unless things really fall apart on a tough schedule. His team will always be in the hunt. Having said that, let's be honest about this game of inches:
- OK State misses that field goal by very little
- Mingo (or was it Minter?) misses Yeldon by very little on that screen pass
- CJ Moseley tips the pass against UGA and the UGA receiver happens to catch it to cause the clock to run to zero
- Stanford plays Oregon to OT in a very close game and beats them
Any bama fan that thinks saban has built a totally invincible team is being overly optimistic. Every team is always vulnerable, and can lose in close games. What makes bama good is that if you give Saban enough chances, he will cash in because he won't fail too many times in a row. You cannot give him too many opportunities, and you must take advantage when you control your own destiny, OK State and Oregon failed to win when they had full control of their own destiny.
If I look at 2012, I can name multiple teams that could have beaten ND by a ton in the BCSNCG, assuming the teams all played at full throttle. Bama, UGA, LSU, aTm, USCe, Stanford, Oregon, FSU, UF, etc. And if bama plays lsu 10 times, I think we win 6 times, max 7.
You should continue to love this game, because it is still awesome. Focus a bit less on the crystal balls and recruiting leader boards, despite what even my own fan base would say. There is still parity when you look at the teams, even if the outcomes are not showing it. I simultaneously dread and live for the bama-lsu game in November, because I truly don't know who will win, but isn't that the whole point of the game?!
You seem to be an educated man. You probably understand some rudimentary Economics at the least.
saban's success will be his own undoing. I quit watching Golf when Tiger was on his juggernaut. I really hope that saban wins the next two consecutively. Ohio State, USC, TEXAS! and several other big market teams will be screaming holy hell. I just hope he gets discredited in the process. Or at least exposed anyway. When the viewership drops then the tyranny will end.
Happy Father's Day my good Sir.
"I strive to never let the perfect be the enemy of the good. They are companions, not rivals, for our affections." -Lance Paddock
LOL, you won't have to worry about that happening!!!
Yeah, hear that Lexington is a very tough place to play. We are talking about basketball? Right?
Was tough enough for LSU in 2007. Just saying.
In all fairness, that was like the only time that Kentucky was actually ranked in their entire football existence lol! I think they were close to a top 15 team when we played.
Yeah, they were #17. But it was also the only SEC game they won at home all season.
Enjoying time with his family??? LMAO......he doesnt care about his family. He is a one trick pony. A machine. The Darth Vadar of CFB. He doesn have anything but football.
He does 4-7 more...............he is TOTALLY relaxed in Tuscaloosa. Trust me on this one. He is chilled in comparison to his LSU days.
He doesn't have any pressure on him. Bama fans are afraid he will quit and that scares them to DEATH.
Saban will coach a long time at Bama.
dude that was pathetic......truly sickening. Im embarrased for you.
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