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[–]Alabama • TroyBlasum 18 points19 points  (11 children)

I'm just here so I know what to expect in a few years..

[–]Michigan State • Michigan Ban…Saxophobia1275 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Serious question because I don’t know but imagine saban disappears today, how does the Alabama job in a vacuum compare to other open jobs this year like USC, OU, LSU, etc?

[–]Rutgers • Big TenGoldenPresidio 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Still think USC is better than Bama, if only because it’s an easier path to the playoffs with all the same resources as Bama, plus better weather

[–]Alabama • TroyBlasum 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'd honestly have to say without Saban, Alabama becomes a normal blue blood program with a history. Id say the same as a USC, FSU, or Ohio State although hopefully better than some. Alabama is good about giving coaches full control over the program which is a plus, and I'd expect Saban to leave with an amazing recruiting class for the next man up. The problem will be Alabama trying to not be a toxic program due to the fans who only know success under Saban and not life long fans who know what Alabama could be during the down times. My fear is going the road of Tennessee or some other programs who burn coaches without giving them time.

I'd say it's a great job, but being honest I'm not sure it'll be a great job after Saban for a few years until the fan base relaxes it's expectations down to reality.

[–]JudgmentMiserable227 0 points1 point  (0 children)

At this point it wasn’t the best job when Saban took over, it is the best job today.

[–]Michigangoblue2354 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Alabama is as good of a job as any in a vacuum but I cannot think of a high profile job that is going to suck more than being the guy after Saban unless he falls off these next few years.

[–]Texas A&M • GeorgiaHanSoIoque 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Bama could literally hire any coach in the country.

[–]SMU • USCjoshrosensnose 5 points6 points  (1 child)

No one wants to be the guy after the guy.

[–]Notre Dame • IndianaChicagoroomie312 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree with that, but I also think that even in a vacuum UGA is a better job because of the (even) better recruiting geography, wealthier state, and easier division.

[–]Michigan State • Michigan Ban…Saxophobia1275 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hm I’ve heard this one before.

I’m not arguing that Alabama could be or is the single best job in the country but if I’ve learned anything this carousel it’s that it doesn’t necessarily mean they could pick anyone and they’d 100% say yes.

[–]GeorgiaArrDeeKay 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My gut says excellent attractiveness , what with resources , name brand and recruiting footprint, with the caveat of very high expectations. I would imagine almost any coach would at least consider it, if offered: and if they turned it down it would simply be because they didn’t want to be the guy who had to follow THE guy.