He's 65 years old, he's probably not going anywhere. I don't care who you are, when you get that age you tend to want to ride out what you've started. That being said, he'd finish this contract at age 73.Saban is without a doubt the best coach in the game, if not ever, but I can see him going out Spurrier-style in less than 8 years - I don't mean leaving in the middle of the season, but a rapid decline his last few years when they start using his age against him in recruiting.May be just wishful thinking on my part. Lotta respect for Saban, but I can't wait for him to leave.
He matched Richt's win record in his first season as a HC with a freshman qb and and overall less talent than Richt had. I sure hope he gets exposed.
nevermind, i see you meant just CROSS-DIVISIONAL. GA/AU would remain anyway....carry on...
Georgia/Auburn is arguably just as big of a rivalry as Bama/Auburn. It may not be in-state, but it's the oldest rivalry in the conference.
just curious, what's your criteria for "storied program"?
Blame the guy who wrote the article and called it a loophole. I found out after that it was indeed a rule.
@BamaTime, scratch that, I think you knew that.
BamaTime, it doesn't, but I think he means their obligation to their pro team and schedule would make working with Bama hard or nearly impossible to fit in.
I'm genuinely impressed at the extent Saban is willing to go to to gain any level of advantage. Makes me wonder what other loopholes he's exploiting.
Sounds better to who? What turnip truck did you fall off of?Seriously though, getting Georgia fans such as myself from a state in the deep south to identify with the "SEC North" well...it just ain't gonna work.
...you trying to start a war?
Missouri was divided during the civil war and today as to which "side" they fall on. Known as a "border state" they had 2 governments within the state during the war and supplied 3x as many troops to the Union as opposed to the Confederacy. While I don't think this has squat to do with football, I find it interesting. There were more in-state "brother on brother" skirmishes in Missouri than any other state.
Can you speak to the "cultural affiliation"? You're in a conference with people who are very proud of it.
The only thing that really makes geographical sense to me is to switch Auburn and Mizzou.
Only gets you* so far.
LOL, except Butch Jones DOES owe him a damn thing. You recruit a kid based on certain promises and he chooses your programs based on those promises - you need to fulfill those promises, otherwise you're wasting a kid's playing time for your own interests.
As a business owner who used to work for other people for mediocre pay, I say screw what this journalist says about "in true millennial style". You have to look after your own interests. Being loyal only gets your so far.
No kidding. The word at the time was that Herman just wasn't interested enough, which apparently is a crock of sh1t. This makes me angry, no offense to CKS, but the Herman hire seemed like a no brainer. This good ol bit system at Georgia is ridiculous. I couldn't care less if our coach is an alumni.
That joke works for Carolina, but Georgia has way more players in the NFL than Tennessee.
there truly is a buffet line of jokes to make
Clemson is only 2 hours from Columbia, and 1.5 from Athens - that's about as neutral as you're gonna get. That being said, they're still most likely gonna get quite a bit of rain, hence the dome being the best option if it's to still go on this Saturday.
Same here about Herman. My gut tells me he's waiting for the job at Texas though, perhaps waiting to see if Charlie strong is let go. He's a Texas guy after all.
The rumor is that he punched Clay Helton in the face. While it sounds far fetched, if true, I don't think we'd pick him up. Helton may have deserved it, however.
Trust me, no one is proud of any part of that game.
Good lord those ads are annoying.
We aren't simply excited about beating UNC, we're more excited that we came out and won the opening game of the Kirby Smart era in the dome. As history would show, we'd have probably lost the game under Richt.You don't know how good UNC is this year after one game, but we do know they're better than APP freaking STATE.UT: Prick by prick.
You sound scared about that ass whopping we'll be giving your Vols this year.