I'll be honest. I was hoping to get Spurrier.
I'm glad a million times over now that we didn't, but my initial choice after Coach Shula's firing was Spurrier.
I'll qualify my statement by saying, at that time, I didn't think we had a chance to get Coach Saban.
Mal surprised me with his ruthless pursuit in this case, and it completely changed his legacy in a big big big way.
Anybody else whose initial choice wasn't Coach Saban?
P.S> This is after Rich Rod was "hired" and changed his mind....