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    O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    And the guy who won four of the last eight BCSCGs wasn't even a finalist, even though he lost the heart of defense to the NFL. Just how far down into the sand shall we stick our heads?
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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    It's all about feelings, and what makes the masses feel good about themselves. But, this isn't NS, so I will stop.

    OK.........Sumlin makes the finals, 3 straight years, and................robbed, anyone?
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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    And the guy who won four of the last eight BCSCGs wasn't even a finalist, even though he lost the heart of defense to the NFL. Just how far down into the sand shall we stick our heads?
    It's appalling how little respect he gets.

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    I think that Saban's success is discounted because of the huge amount of talent that he has to work with. Not saying that it is right, but I believe it to be a factor. At least O'Brien won and not Kelly. You have to admit - what he did this year at PSU was pretty remarkable.

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    I think that Saban's success is discounted because of the huge amount of talent that he has to work with. Not saying that it is right, but I believe it to be a factor. At least O'Brien won and not Kelly. You have to admit - what he did this year at PSU was pretty remarkable.
    True, he does have the talent, but he had to recruit that talent. and then develop that talent to play to the level needed to win those 4 NC's. Also, how much of that talent that has gone on to the NFL, credits CNS, because of his system, philosophy, and dedication to the 'process' as a major contributor to their advancement to the NFL. IMO, CNS should be in consideration for the BBA every year...once again...IMO.
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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Although Coach Saban has no current equal I think the choice was good with O'Brien. He really did do a great job under incredibly adverse circumstances.

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Although Coach Saban has no current equal I think the choice was good with O'Brien. He really did do a great job under incredibly adverse circumstances.
    I agree, sip.
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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    O'Brien was a feel good story
    All of that talent didn't go to PSU because of O'Brien. He inherited it.
    Paterno would have fielded a good team this year.
    Paterno may have lost games that O'brien won... Crap Shoot.
    This is throwing PSU a bone for O'Brien staying.

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    All things considered, I think O'Brien is a good choice.

    Of course, everybody in the country knows that Nick Saban is the best coach in college football.

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Quote Originally Posted by Ole Man Dan View Post
    O'Brien was a feel good story
    All of that talent didn't go to PSU because of O'Brien. He inherited it.
    Paterno would have fielded a good team this year.
    Paterno may have lost games that O'brien won... Crap Shoot.
    This is throwing PSU a bone for O'Brien staying.
    .....but a whole bunch of that talent defected and left the program...

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    Eh, I dunno...according to the official website www.bryantawards.com

    The Paul "Bear" Bryant College Football Coaching Awards is an exclusive event that honors a college football coach whose great accomplishments, both on and off the field, are legendary. The award recognizes the masters of coaching and allows them to take their deserved place in history beside other legends like Bear Bryant.
    Just me but I don't consider 8 wins under those conditions legendary...

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    Re: O'Brien wins Bear Bryant award

    My remark was more aimed at his not even being considered as a finalist. I just don't see how you can exclude him from the conversation...
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