Rabid Alabama fan still wishes Tide had hired Rich Rodriguez in hilarious new 'SEC Shorts' video
There are some fans that want it all and then some.
That may be the case for rabid Alabama fan Wayne Hatchet, who in the latest video from “SEC Shorts” discusses with a local news reporter how if the Crimson Tide had hired Rich Rodriguez instead of Nick Saban, even more national championships would be pouring in.
“Six national championships under Saban is fine,” he said. “It is. But I tend to think about the at least seven we would’ve won under Rich Rod.”
Rodriguez at the time in 2007 was the West Virginia coach. In a decision that has changed the course of college football, Rodriguez turned down an offer to become Alabama’s football coach in late 2006, and instead decided to stay at his alma mater West Virginia. That allowed Alabama athletic director Mal Moore to make another run at Saban.
Rodriguez has since coached at Michigan and Arizona before he spent the 2019 season as Ole Miss’ offensive coordinator. He recently accepted a job as Louisiana-Monroe’s offensive coordinator.
“People say it’s crazy and Nick’s done an ok job,” Hatchet said. “But I still wake up in a cold sweat at least three times a week thinking about running out of that shotgun formation in between quarterback sneaks that lose just about five yards apiece just to throw off the defense a little bit. Now that’s Rich Rod football.”