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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Spurrier reminds me of Boomhaur from King of the Hill.
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Spurrier is a great coach in my opinion but he's a total D.A. when it comes to speaking at press conferences.

    First of all, NO, we haven't always won at Alabama. We've won consistently only when we've had great coaches.

    Secondly, Nick Saban has never accepted a job at a University where the football team was winning.

    Michigan State wasn't winning, LSU was below the pits, and Bama was in a horrible downslide.

    He turned all three programs completely around. So much at M-State and LSU that they were able to keep on winning big even after he left.

    He builds a solid foundation that is extremely difficult if not impossible to tear down if his successor simply follows his guidelines.

    Spurrier meanwhile has really not accomplished very much at South Carolina other than losing by the biggest margin in SEC Championship Game history, to Auburn.

    At Florida, if, as he says, "record is everything", then Urban Meyer kicked his butt.

    His best coaching performance, to me, was winning an ACC Title at Duke.....and maybe I'm wrong...but wasn't that before FSU and Virginia Tech even knew the conference existed?

    I think Stevie needs to play golf and shut up. He's really nowhere in Saban's league and no one else is either.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    I don't mind his comments at all. I am sure he says some things just to needle other folk.
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

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    Didn't that already happen at LSU?
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    I'll always appreciate Spurrier for being 1-2 v Dubose, and managing to keep UT from reigning the SEC for many years.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStar View Post
    I think his comments go hand in hand with comments I've heard over the last few years about Saban never being able to eclipse Bear Bryant. I hear on the radio all the time that Alabama will always be a Bear Bryant school and never a Saban school, no matter how much he wins.

    Where does this come from, and why does it matter? I'm almost 28, and Coach Bryant died over a year before I was born. Unless you're 40 or older, you probably don't remember very much about Bear Bryant as a coach. Even at 40, you were 11 when he passed away?

    I'm extremely appreciative of what Coach Bryant did for the University of Alabama, but he wasn't the first coach to win here. Our tradition didn't start with him, and I don't understand the notion that every other coach at Alabama is fighting to get out of his shadow. We've had 4 coaches win multiple National Championships, and Saban has won both of his in only 5 years here. If he sticks around another 5-10, there's no reason to think we don't end up with at least 2-3 more.

    Unless some future coach down the road does more than Saban, then he'll always be the coach I think of when I think of Alabama football. That's not meant as disrespect to Coach Bryant, but he died before I was born. I know his accomplishments the same way many of you know Frank Thomas & Wallace Wade's. I watch it on film, but I didn't live it.

    Sorry Spurrier, but Saban did go somewhere else and win. He lead LSU to their first National Championship in 45 years and only their 2nd in school history. Saban's accomplishment's stand on their own, he doesn't have to win 6 to escape the shadow.
    Interesting perspective. Since I was on campus when Bryant returned and had my prime during his, I tend to think of his golden era and forget the accomplishments of Wade and Thomas. It's only natural at your age to think of the post-Bryant era, despite his long, long shadow...
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    we haven't always won at Alabama. We've won consistently only when we've had great coaches.sip
    Every coach we've had has a 10-win season. Some aren't great.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by buzzincuzzin View Post
    Every coach we've had has a 10-win season. Some aren't great.
    "Ears" didn't.

    I don't mind Spurrier's comments at all. I used to hate his guts, but now I just think he's funny.

    I still say he was the greatest coach in the history of the Tampa Bay Bandits.
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by RedStar View Post
    I think his comments go hand in hand with comments I've heard over the last few years about Saban never being able to eclipse Bear Bryant. I hear on the radio all the time that Alabama will always be a Bear Bryant school and never a Saban school, no matter how much he wins.

    Where does this come from, and why does it matter? I'm almost 28, and Coach Bryant died over a year before I was born. Unless you're 40 or older, you probably don't remember very much about Bear Bryant as a coach. Even at 40, you were 11 when he passed away?

    I'm extremely appreciative of what Coach Bryant did for the University of Alabama, but he wasn't the first coach to win here. Our tradition didn't start with him, and I don't understand the notion that every other coach at Alabama is fighting to get out of his shadow. We've had 4 coaches win multiple National Championships, and Saban has won both of his in only 5 years here. If he sticks around another 5-10, there's no reason to think we don't end up with at least 2-3 more.

    Unless some future coach down the road does more than Saban, then he'll always be the coach I think of when I think of Alabama football. That's not meant as disrespect to Coach Bryant, but he died before I was born. I know his accomplishments the same way many of you know Frank Thomas & Wallace Wade's. I watch it on film, but I didn't live it.

    Sorry Spurrier, but Saban did go somewhere else and win. He lead LSU to their first National Championship in 45 years and only their 2nd in school history. Saban's accomplishment's stand on their own, he doesn't have to win 6 to escape the shadow.
    Even though you weren't around you'll appreciate this as a seemingly pretty knowledgeable football fan :

    Coach Bryant won three national titles in the 60's and it should have been four. That fourth one(66) can't be debated. Maybe the best team in Bama history.

    In the decade of the 70's we lost eleven games and won three national titles.

    Eleven losses in ten years.

    Coach Saban has lost eleven in five years.

    So if he goes undefeated for the next five years and wins one more title he'll have matched Coach Bryant for a ten year run.

    That's how dominant we were under the man wearing the houndstooth.

    I love Coach Saban and he's the best football coach in all of football today....but that Bryant guy has a trophy named after him for a reason

    He was the best of all time. I can't say it any simpler than that.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Saban can't be no Bryant but Spurrier sure ain't no Saban.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Spurrier is still funny, and some of my fellow Tide fans are a little too sensitive.

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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Interesting perspective. Since I was on campus when Bryant returned and had my prime during his, I tend to think of his golden era and forget the accomplishments of Wade and Thomas. It's only natural at your age to think of the post-Bryant era, despite his long, long shadow...
    I was 8 when Stallings brought home #12 and although I remember it (vaguely) I was still too young to appreciate it. My prime years as a fan until Saban got here, 1997-2006, were the Dubose, Franchione, Price & Shula years, so what Saban has done in the last 5 years has been nothing short of miraculous for me. We were so bad during that stretch, that we were 6-4 against Mississippi State, the worst program in SEC history.

    Even if it's just been a 4 year stretch of excellence, it at least gives me a glimpse of what the Bryant era was like. And luckily for us, I don't see CNS slowing down any time soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Even though you weren't around you'll appreciate this as a seemingly pretty knowledgeable football fan :

    Coach Bryant won three national titles in the 60's and it should have been four. That fourth one(66) can't be debated. Maybe the best team in Bama history.

    In the decade of the 70's we lost eleven games and won three national titles.

    Eleven losses in ten years.

    Coach Saban has lost eleven in five years.

    So if he goes undefeated for the next five years and wins one more title he'll have matched Coach Bryant for a ten year run.

    That's how dominant we were under the man wearing the houndstooth.

    I love Coach Saban and he's the best football coach in all of football today....but that Bryant guy has a trophy named after him for a reason

    He was the best of all time. I can't say it any simpler than that.

    RTR!

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    Oh I know, and I'm not doubting that. But there's something different about being able to live through it versus just hearing about it and watching it on TV. I can only imagine what it was like for that 10 year stretch when we were untouchable. We're pretty close to being that way again. And over the last 4 years, Saban has lost only 6 games, so that 11 over a 10 year stretch isn't out of the realm of possibility.

    Mainly I just don't understand why the talk is even out there about Saban never being able to get out from Bryant's shadow. Why does it matter if he does or doesn't? I've heard it a lot more since January 9th. I'm guessing it's some strange version of sour grapes from our rivals? Hoping he'll hear it and move on to another "challenge?" At least... that's what it sounded like coming from Spurrier.
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    Re: Spurrier latest words of wisdom

    I like Spurrier and think he brings a lot of color to the game. He is a fun coach to beat, throwing his hat cap around and shouting at people, stomping out of press conferences etc, he gives the winners something to work with, not the usual deadpan stuff. You can parse his comments and choose to take them as denigrating your program, or you can treat them liberally and enjoy them. I'd say Spurrier would be an interesting guy to have dinner with.

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