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Old 10-13-2008, 11:24 AM   #17
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Saban followed his dream, made millions of dollars. Urban Meyer didn't start out coaching Florida, Tyron Willingham left Stanford for Notre Dame, Steve Spurier left Florida for the NFLs Redskins, then came back to the SEC to South Carolina. Saban isn't the first to do something like this at all.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:09 PM   #18
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I'm very sorry if I have offended Bama fans, as you guys seem to be very fired up about this article. I just call it like I see it, and really view Saban as a coaching mercenary.

To answer your question PaulZweber, the article was meant to be a broad overview of coaches who jump ship, and how that relates to your personal style of playing NCAA. The reason I singled out Saban was because of how many schools/teams he has been associated with in the last 10 years- roughly the amount of years I end up playing of dynasty mode in NCAA before the next years game comes out.

I hope the alum and fans of my virtual dynasty teams are as passionate about my job as you Bama fans are about Saban's...too bad I let them down every three years after they defend me...much like tricky nick ;-)
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:22 PM   #19
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I don't think I asked a question, and I have no problem with you singling out Saban. I was just pointing out that he isn't the first to do this, and shouldn't be singled out as such. I play differently, I like to build up a program and win a few championships, make the recruiting a breeze, then jump ship.
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Old 10-13-2008, 03:34 PM   #20
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I've taken no offense to the article. I'm just pointing out that every job Saban has held has been an improvement over the last one he held. I don't think anyone can blame him for trying to coach in the NFL. Saban has even said himself that leaving LSU was a mistake, and he is happy to be back coaching college football. Saban is consumed with football, and is coaching at school that is consumed with football. Alabama, and Nick Saban is a match made in heaven!
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #21
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I have no doubt Saban will win a National Championship at Bama (maybe this season), but I wonder what happens then. Once he has achieved greatness at Bama his personality strikes me as the type of guy who will go to another school to begin the process all over again.

It is pretty interesting to relate personal video game coaching styles to those of real life coaches. I just hope in all the Saban defending you guys didn't miss the point of the article. Hope you all enjoyed it and at least thought about your personal gaming styles.

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Old 11-19-2008, 09:25 PM   #22
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Ok... gotta come to Saban's defense here. Saban started at Toledo and did ok... got a chance to coach ata bigger school with MSU... did pretty good there, and then got an offer to play at a national powerhouse in LSU and took that opportunity and did outstanding... and THEN he got offered his dream and that is to coach football in the NFL. He did that and soon realized that he did not have the influence over his players (because they're paid and not influencial students) and decided he wanted to go back to where he can be most effective. The Alabama job was open.. not Toledo, MSU or LSU... so he took it. the guy traveled a path to his dream... and once he got there, he realized it is not what he expected. So now he is back where he belongs in college football... with a powerhouse school. Saban will be there for a long, long time my friends and you can bet on that. You're not going to find a school out there that has as much potential as a team in the sEC. The SEC is where it is at and every coach in the country knows that. No disrespect to the Big 10 or PAC-10 or ACC, but on average, the SEC represents the highest rated teams in the country more often than any other conference... sometimes combined.

Anyway, Nick is back in college football not because he was bored of previous teams, but because he has realized where is the most effective and is at the controls (complete control, actually) of one of the highest prestige schools in the land. He will make "The Bear" proud one day...

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LSWHO was a doormat of the SEC until Saban came along same for the recent years of bama.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:44 PM   #23
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Ok... gotta come to Saban's defense here. Saban started at Toledo and did ok... got a chance to coach ata bigger school with MSU... did pretty good there, and then got an offer to play at a national powerhouse in LSU and took that opportunity and did outstanding... and THEN he got offered his dream and that is to coach football in the NFL. He did that and soon realized that he did not have the influence over his players (because they're paid and not influencial students) and decided he wanted to go back to where he can be most effective. The Alabama job was open.. not Toledo, MSU or LSU... so he took it. the guy traveled a path to his dream... and once he got there, he realized it is not what he expected. So now he is back where he belongs in college football... with a powerhouse school. Saban will be there for a long, long time my friends and you can bet on that. You're not going to find a school out there that has as much potential as a team in the sEC. The SEC is where it is at and every coach in the country knows that. No disrespect to the Big 10 or PAC-10 or ACC, but on average, the SEC represents the highest rated teams in the country more often than any other conference... sometimes combined.

Anyway, Nick is back in college football not because he was bored of previous teams, but because he has realized where is the most effective and is at the controls (complete control, actually) of one of the highest prestige schools in the land. He will make "The Bear" proud one day...

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Some from my "homeland" of south Louisiana despise Saban, only because of him going to BAMA, I don't.

We all knew Saban wanted to go pro when he came to LSU and he turned down jobs until he got the one he wanted. He told Huizenga (sp?) beforehand don't be surprised if I got back to college if I don't like this. He regretted leaving LSU and still does, but has made a perfect home at BAMA where he will win and be "King" of the state. He brought LSU back and I will never hate him for that.

As far as dynasty play, on my two GT on XBL, I am currently in 6 Dynastys with 6 different teams. Offline I have 4 going with 4 different teams. I would suspect I have played about 22 different seasons thus far.

That said, people gave their opinions first day out of the box - which is always too early. I use NO sliders and I love the game and the Online Dynasty is the best thing ever (why NCAA College Basketball and Madden don't have this yet is a waste and a mystery to me).
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Old 11-30-2008, 06:28 PM   #24
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I will forever hate Nick Saban....
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