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    Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    November 27, 2006 - the day Alabama cut loose of its failed past (recent at that time anyway) and took ownership - and became a dynasty again.

    Thanks Mal. RTR.
    I'll always look back as I walk away
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    And all of our tears will be lost in the rain
    Til I find my way back to your arms again
    But until that day you know you are
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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Thank God!

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    Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    You talk about reinvigorating a fan base! We all were excited!
    ROLL TIDE!

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    Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    And the hectic weeks that followed until CMM brought CNS back with him on the plane.

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    Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    I sent Rita a thank you card every year


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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    I don't really think it shows good taste to celebrate the firing of someone, especially a loyal Bama alum and athlete. Let's celebrate the day CNS was hired instead.

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Quote Originally Posted by Im_on_dsp View Post
    I don't really think it shows good taste to celebrate the firing of someone, especially a loyal Bama alum and athlete. Let's celebrate the day CNS was hired instead.
    I may be wrong, but I think he was meaning the collection of failed experiments that finally led to a home run. When we hired Saban, we finally started thinking outside the box.

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Mike Shula is a good man. He came back to his University when they needed someone and not many were willing to jump into the fire. For that, I'll always be grateful for his willingness to assume control of the reins and lead the team for several years. It was unfortunate that it didn't work out. I think we all wanted Mike to succeed at Alabama.

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    Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    I was tired of wandering in the desert of college football. The month of December was filled with dread that we would once again not get our coaching hire right.

    So happy with the way it all turned out.
    "Sometimes the juice is worth the squeeze." - Marcus Luttrell, 'Service - A Navy SEAL at War'

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Since my family moved to Alabama when I was a preteen, I didn't grow up watching Bama football. I watched Alabama sometimes during the Shula years, but I wasn't an avid fan.


    So I don't remember the hiring process of Saban. I didn't become a big fan till 2007.
    Roll Tide

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Quote Originally Posted by Displaced Bama Fan View Post
    Mike Shula is a good man. He came back to his University when they needed someone and not many were willing to jump into the fire. For that, I'll always be grateful for his willingness to assume control of the reins and lead the team for several years. It was unfortunate that it didn't work out. I think we all wanted Mike to succeed at Alabama.
    exactly. I still think Mike has the potential to be a good HC someday. He simply wasn't ready to be an HC at this level. He was 38 years old when he took the Alabama job. Not many 38 year olds can handle the pressure cooker that is Alabama football. Mike did his best, recruited pretty well and left a decent base for Saban to start with. I will always be a fan

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    I agree that I was glad Shula was gone, but I was sad that it didn't work out. He was not the right fit, but he came in and gave it his all. I too will always be grateful for that. He led the program through some hard and dark times, and alot of them were not of his doing. I want to say thank you to CMS for his love of the University of Alabama

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    Re: Six Years Ago Today, Former Coach Here Was Let Go

    Quote Originally Posted by SavannahDare View Post
    I was tired of wandering in the desert of college football. The month of December was filled with dread that we would once again not get our coaching hire right.

    So happy with the way it all turned out.
    Agreed... I thought the same thing last night in that I'm glad we're not having to go through the insanity of coaching searches regularly.
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