Did Bill Oliver set a precedent for all future coordinators at Alabama offered positions at Auburn? Or is being offered the head coach an exception? The uniqueness of excepting a job at Auburn over any other school is that it largely diminishes your resume at Alabama in the minds of many fans, the people that you will continue to coexist with. Oliver's move showed that he automatic dislike and ridicule of the Auburn head coach and coordinators by Bama fans is stronger than the good feelings of past accomplishments at Alabama. You will forever be an Auburn man. Brother Oliver also demonstrated that if you flop there, you could have disdain from both sides. It's a gamble that will follow you, unless you leave the SEC imo. This is not al fans but the typical from what I've seen. I am atypical.
Bill Oliver had a pristine reputation with the fanbase considered a magnet for NC's after playing on an Alabama National Championship team, coaching the db's during the Coach Bryant's 2nd wind from 71-79 and later coming back as DC on the 92 team. When he was at Bama in any capacity, we were usually at the top. It's unfortunate that many Alabama fans now refer to him as Benedict Oliver, and have re branded him as a trader to this day. His relationship with the coaches is irrelevant to that segment, it's that he left Alabama to go to Auburn, that is his legacy over a remarkable career as one of the best DC's of all time.
Bill Oliver's story is so profound that I believe it has set a precedent and that you will never again see a Bama coordinator leave for Auburn, as head coach or coordinator. Anyone agree or disagree?