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Well, first and foremost, I trust Saban and I know that he knows a heck of a lot more about this than I do. However, in my personal opinion, I'm not a huge fan of this move. First reason is the kind of offense he'll probably want to run. He'll probably be more of a pro-style kind of guy, whereas I think we need to stick with a multiple that's kind of more Kiffin-esque. In addition, I don't think we're really set up to run a pro-style offense. Jalen just plain and simple isn't a pro-style quarterback and I would not feel comfortable handing the reigns to Mac Jones. Second, I would feel a lot more comfortable with someone who has successful college experience. Daboll has been a OC for a few seasons in the NFL, but none of them were very successful. Third, we need someone who can develop Jalen, and Daboll doesn't seem to have any experience developing QBs. This is just my personal opinion, however, and as I stated before, Saban knows a heck of a lot more about this than I do.
Alabama should definitely be under the "better" section. Yes, we just lost our OC that we hired to replace our last OC, but there's no reason to be worried about that. Saban will find someone to replace him. On top of that, we're returning a lot offensively. If Jalen Hurts improves as a passer (which he should), our offense can be scary good next year.
I don't think anybody's predicting a big drop off for us. At this point, I'm pretty sure most people know better than to think we'll take a major step back.
I highly doubt that Alabama would be willing to pay him more than he's making right now and pay for his buyout. We could get a lot of other people who are arguably better for that money.
Heck no. Plain and simple we do not want that piece of garbage.
Well, it looks like Alabama is finally last in something.
He's going to have to sit out a year, but he's probably hoping to be able to earn a scholarship next year and be in the mix for playing time.
"The" is capitalized in "The Citadel". Also, to be fair to Mercer, Samford, Wofford, Chattanooga, and The Citadel all made it to the FCS Playoffs. So four of their losses came to FCS Playoff teams and the other one came to a halfway decent FBS team (Georgia Tech). As far as FCS schools go, they aren't bad by any stretch, they just had the misfortune of playing in a conference that was good enough to place four teams in the playoffs. However, that being said, they are still way out of their league against Alabama.
I have a strong suspicion that Locksley might be our next OC once Sark leaves and that this move was made to keep him around until then.
Quite frankly, yes. Since 2010, Auburn has won 2 SEC Championships, won a BCS National Championship, appeared in another BCS National Championship game, and played in the Sugar Bowl. In that time, Georgia has appeared in one SEC Championship game. Now granted, a very strong argument can be made that there was a whole lot of luck involved (and honestly, I would tend to agree), but that just means they've lucked their way into being an upper level SEC team. However, any way you look at it, being Auburn's OC is a heck of a lot better of a job than being UConn's OC.
OK, I highly doubt that UConn could be able to just steal away a coordinator from an upper level SEC school. I'm guessing that Gus might have been trying to gently show him the door. There is no conceivable way that Auburn would lose a coordinator to UConn if they really wanted to keep him.
Also, he shouldn't have hired someone because of what his father did. Not him, but his father. And hiring him apparently shows a lack of integrity. Now, if he had hired Art, he would have some ground for trashing Kiffin. But if Art were to have gotten an OC job somewhere in the SEC, I highly doubt this author would have so much as sneezed.
OK, so Alec Morris takes a team that finished 1-11 last year to a bowl game, and he gets a death threat for having a great game in what was ultimately a loss to an Army team that is actually pretty good this year. First off, I don't care how you look at it, you don't threaten someone over freaking football. Second, c'mon, he had a good game. 26 of 38 304yds 3tds 1int. That's pretty good. Third, he led a crap team to a bowl game. Give the guy some credit.
While Washington is a very talented team and has earned their spot in the playoffs, I don't understand how you can say they're more talented than the Clemson team we faced last year.
I don't think he'll get Barnett. He wants to play for a major program, and FAU is hardly what I'd call a major program. However, if I were Kiffin, I'd also reach out to Bateman. Bateman is also a pretty good QB. In addition to being a decent thrower, he's also got some athleticism, as evidenced by the fact that he, at one point, was practicing at WR (albeit he doesn't have nearly as much athleticism as Hurts). He'd probably be a big-time QB for FAU.
I've heard that Lane Kiffin is looking for a Head Coaching gig.
We played yall before yall had yall's midseason collapse.
They seriously do look like the Three Stooges. They had to have planned that or something.
And to think that I was a bit pissed off when we put him in during the USC(west) game and didn't redshirt him... How unfounded my frustration proved to be. The kid is phenomenal. He may make a few rookie mistakes, but he is more composed than most multi-year starters and doesn't let anything get to him. Can't wait to see him get even better over the rest of his career.
I completely understand that it would be a bit of a stretch, but we might attach a buyout to make it harder for someone (i.e. LSU) to try to swoop in and hire him as an OC. Either way, if Kiffin doesn't get an HC job and Alabama really wants to keep him as OC, then we would enter a bidding war with LSU, which I think Alabama would win. However, with the lack of even an extension offer yet, it might be that we think that Sarkisian would be just as good of an OC and we thus would not want to bother with entering a bidding war with LSU. The only thing I know is that if we wanted to keep Kiffin, we would match and exceed any offer LSU gives him. I personally think we should try to keep Kiffin if he doesn't get an HC offer because he is an exceptional OC and I just don't know enough about Sarkisian's offensive prowess to say we should just be done with Kiffin and go with him. However, Saban knows more about the situation than I do, so I'd trust his judgement on that.