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(ESPN)   Nick Saban now has more National Championships than a Bear   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-01-12 8:52:16 AM  
How can a bear coach football?
 
2021-01-12 9:02:24 AM  

kdawg7736: How can a bear coach football?


I know one that's smarter than the av-er-age bear. It's probably him.
 
2021-01-12 9:06:36 AM  
#1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!
 
2021-01-12 9:12:38 AM  

algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!


Not like those guys were going to college for the education.
 
2021-01-12 9:34:50 AM  

algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!


considering we're usually 49, 46 sounds like we're going the first direction. Suck on that, Arkansas and West Virginia (I assume)!
 
2021-01-12 10:01:41 AM  
I'm tied in National Championship wins with most bears and Brian Kelly.
 
2021-01-12 10:34:59 AM  

TheManofPA: I'm tied in National Championship wins with most bears and Brian Kelly.


You've got two titles? Because Brian Kelly has that many.

Look what you made me do, I had to defend Brian Kelly.
 
2021-01-12 10:50:32 AM  

algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!


When my daughter was looking at colleges and getting recruitment packages from different schools the Alabama one was basically "We have an awesome football program and you can go to classes in your spare time". Ironically, the Seven Sisters school she ended up going to used to sell these t-shirts.
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2021-01-12 11:01:04 AM  
Different eras make the comparison a bit difficult. In those days, there wasn't the big money in college athletics, nor was there there the lucrative NFL career path for student-athletes. You didn't have so much of this bending the rules to get players who otherwise wouldn't stand a chance at getting into college, you didn't have nationwide recruiting, and you certainly didn't have access to the NFL combine as a selling point.

The 1970s were about coaching skills between teams with largely equal opportunity to succeed, whereas the 2020s are about a few teams that are stacked with future NFL stars beating down everyone else. No offense to Saban, but he's even admitted that the reason he didn't like the NFL was because there was too much parity. I bet he plays Madden against the computer on Rookie mode.
 
2021-01-12 11:31:24 AM  

algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!


Mac Jones has 2 college degrees and speaks Mandarin, but hate on.  Roll tide roll.
 
2021-01-12 11:59:14 AM  

algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!


If you're talking about the University of Alabama (as opposed to the state), they're #143 according to USNWR. That might not sound too bad until you consider that they're the flagship university of the state of Alabama. Let's just say their "institutional priorities" aren't the same as the other school to wear crimson: Harvard.
 
2021-01-12 12:05:42 PM  

Shaggy_C: No offense to Saban, but he's even admitted that the reason he didn't like the NFL was because there was too much parity.


I don't doubt you, but I'd LOVE to read this interview.  Thus,  *Citation Needed
 
2021-01-12 12:10:38 PM  

Slow To Return: Shaggy_C: No offense to Saban, but he's even admitted that the reason he didn't like the NFL was because there was too much parity.

I don't doubt you, but I'd LOVE to read this interview.  Thus,  *Citation Needed


What Saban stated was that he didn't like salary caps and he preferred to work with student athletes.  He stated that he didn't like the lack of control v. what he experienced at the collegiate level.

What some have done is replace those words with their own.  So, it's ok, you can doubt such statements.
 
2021-01-12 12:23:50 PM  
 
2021-01-12 12:25:55 PM  

Magnus: What some have done is replace those words with their own.  So, it's ok, you can doubt such statements.


My words: "he's even admitted that the reason he didn't like the NFL was because there was too much parity."
Saban's words: "It was very difficult for me because there is a lot of parity in the NFL."

I don't think I've materially misstated anything here.
 
2021-01-12 12:35:17 PM  

Shaggy_C: Magnus: What some have done is replace those words with their own.  So, it's ok, you can doubt such statements.

My words: "he's even admitted that the reason he didn't like the NFL was because there was too much parity."
Saban's words: "It was very difficult for me because there is a lot of parity in the NFL."

I don't think I've materially misstated anything here.


Apparently not.  I had not seen that interview.  He stated my above statements in another interview.  You have validated your claim.  I was mistaken about your statement then.
 
2021-01-12 12:55:40 PM  

Cat Food Sandwiches: algman: #1 in football.  #46 in education. Go Bama!!

Mac Jones has 2 college degrees and speaks Mandarin, but hate on.  Roll tide roll.


Trent Richardson is functionally illiterate, but jerk on.

Donald Trump has a degree from the Wharton School; he's certainly not representative of their typical student.
 
2021-01-12 1:52:41 PM  
Eddie Robinson frowns upon these shenanigans.
 
2021-01-12 1:54:13 PM  
Larry Kehres scoffs at this nonsense.
 
2021-01-12 2:14:53 PM  

Shaggy_C: Slow To Return: I don't doubt you, but I'd LOVE to read this interview.  Thus,  *Citation Needed

Ask and ye shall receive:

"In the two years that I was here I had a very, very difficult time thinking that I could impact the organization in the way that I wanted to or in the way that I was able to in college," who left the Dolphins following the 2006 season after going 15-17 in two seasons.

"And it was very difficult for me because there is a lot of parity in the NFL. There's a lot of rules in the NFL."
Saban, who can bring in a blue-chip class of recruits every year at Alabama, said the restraints of the draft and salary cap are difficult obstacles to overcome in the NFL.

"You can draft a player that is there when you pick. It might not be the player you need. It might not be the player that you want," Saban said. "You have salary-cap issues. We had them [with the Dolphins].


Thank you.  That is incredibly disappointing.  I don't blame him, of course, and he's not wrong.  No one will ever question his incredible ability to recruit, and he knows he's good at it, so good on him for sticking to his strengths, I guess.
 
2021-01-13 1:29:52 AM  

ChrisDe: TheManofPA: I'm tied in National Championship wins with most bears and Brian Kelly.

You've got two titles? Because Brian Kelly has that many.

Look what you made me do, I had to defend Brian Kelly.


I don't ever think that I'll be able to right the wrong that I have done to you. I've created a monster that shall never be able to be put back in the cage. I shall have to trudge in penance and hope that some day I am forgiven by the football gods above for causing you to make the ultimate CF sacrifice.

/sinned and made ND look good :(
 
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