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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    At the time I was very let down when we didn't get Rich Rod, but a bigger bullet has never been dodged. After that I was hoping for Paul Johnson until the Saban rumors started

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Steve Spurrier, I just never took the Nick Saban talk that seriously.

    I wanted Shula gone for quite a while, and while I was upset when Rich Rod said no, I was never that big on him, but I felt Spurrier was proven and would win at Alabama.
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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    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....

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by illinitide View Post
    same here
    Paul Johnson, me too. I had a blog back in those days and was writing about him constantly. Based on the state of our program, Saban was a dream.
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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    I didn't take the Nick Saban talks seriously until about two weeks after RichRod's reneg. I figured we would have found a replacement choice much more quickly than we seemed to be going with the process. At that point, right around Christmas, I felt we were in a true holding pattern waiting for somebody to finish their season. I didn't really expect Saban but I knew we were waiting to make a move for somebody big (Bob Stoops, a NFL coach, etc). I think right after Christmas I started buying the Saban talk. The rumors that his family didn't like Miami and his growing tired of the NFL situation (fearful that if he stuck it out in Miami he'd be out of a job because the doctors denied him his franchise QB...Drew Brees).

    I believe I was one of the people actually on the Chris Petersen bandwagon before their OU upset. I considered him an up-and-comer and likely an easy pull from a financially inferior mid-major. When RichRod was supposedly the guy, I was dreaming of Jimmy Johns at QB. Imagine that...our starting QB would have made it a season before getting busted for dealing drugs. But between Christmas and New Years, I really believed we had a shot at Saban. If it fell through, I imagine our backup plan might have been bringing Stallings in like Synder at Kansas State recently.

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Dude that's like blasphemy lol


    I know. I just blame it on being young and dumb.

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    I had jumped on the Paul Johnson bandwagon and was OK with Rich Rod backing out...I too had hear the Saban rumors, but figured they were best case scenario type discussions...however, some times best-case-scenarios work out and do come to pass, and thankfully that was the case here. I must admit that I was sorta holding my breath until I saw the video feed of Coach Saban getting off the plane in Tuscaloosa.
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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    Steve Spurrier, I just never took the Nick Saban talk that seriously.

    I wanted Shula gone for quite a while, and while I was upset when Rich Rod said no, I was never that big on him, but I felt Spurrier was proven and would win at Alabama.
    I had the same thougth. Right up until Saban was hired. Then I was glad that we did not hire Spurrier. But, I still feel that Spurrier would have been a really good choice if Saban had not come on board.

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    Wow...now this is a brave man folks
    thread said "be honest"


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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Like many on here, I too thought the CNS talk was just rumor and would go no where. I was hoping for Butch Davis...yikes.
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    I wanted Saban but Thought Coach Moore was crazy in his pursuit. After that I wanted Spurrier and Butch Davis. I was happy when we got Rodriguez for a day. Glad now of course we didn't end up with him. I did go to the A-Day game and have been to everyone since Coach Saban has been back except one because of family issues. How happy I am with where we are now and could have only dreamed it would be this good. Thanks Coach Saban and Staff and Administration and Players and Fans. Y'all are the best! Roll Tide!

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

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    Re: Be Honest-After Shula Was Fired/Before Coach S Was Hired, Who Did You Want As Coa

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    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....

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