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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    Just curious....why do you feel so strongly?

    Seems to me there’s no logical reason he would leave his current gig.

    Emotional attachment to his alma mater might override, but it would be a case of heart winning out over brain.

    So I’m just curious as to why you feel so strongly that that’s the way it would turn out.
    I'm not sure he would do it but in the great words of Coach Bryant "Mama called" and this would be one of the top choices as to why IMO.

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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    At some point the issue becomes Dabo's age and how attached he becomes to the job. If he does too well at Clemson, he might never want to leave. If he struggles, Alabama might not want him. It's a ticking clock sort of situation. I think in order for Dabo to end up with the job, Saban would have to be gone sooner rather than later. I don't think any of us want that.
    Apologies if I said anything that could be construed as a personal insult.
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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    He can probably stay at Clemson for years, even if they fall back to pack, based on what he's done.

    But, I don't think anyone would doubt there is a draw to coaching at a place like UA (regardless of his connection as a player). And if CLM could win with CNS recruits for a few years, imagine what Dabo could do (and he's a great recruiter himself).
    Dabo or someone on that staff is doing a great job of evaluating and attracting offensive skilled players, DL and secondary. The OL and LBs have been ordinary. I think they depend on the other areas to compensate, especially a mobile QB masking the OL shortcomings.

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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by KrAzY3 View Post
    At some point the issue becomes Dabo's age and how attached he becomes to the job. If he does too well at Clemson, he might never want to leave. If he struggles, Alabama might not want him. It's a ticking clock sort of situation. I think in order for Dabo to end up with the job, Saban would have to be gone sooner rather than later. I don't think any of us want that.
    It's unlikely that Clemson falls off the college football map in the next 4-5 years without some serious allegations/problems.

    Dabo is 48. Even if CNS coaches another 7-10 years, Dabo would be in the neighborhood of how old CNS was when he came to Bama.

    The real question is this: Before CNS retires (hopefully several years out), does a current young coach separate himself from the pact and win a championship or two while CNS is still coaching??? Outside of a Lincoln Riley or Kirby Smart (and that may be a stretch) I don't see that person out there right now who is trending in that direction and I don't think either of them would be likely replacements.

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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Dabo is 48. Even if CNS coaches another 7-10 years, Dabo would be in the neighborhood of how old CNS was when he came to Bama.
    There's a big difference between 4-5 and 7-10. 10 would put Dabo at 58, quite old for a hire. Nick Saban was old when he was hired to, but he's Nick Saban. A lot of coaches don't really stick with it past their mid-60s.

    But, 4-5 and 7-10 really represent the big difference to me. If we're talking 3-5 years, yeah Dabo is a serious consideration. But, you get past that? Not only does he get older, but if things are going well at Clemson we're talking about leaving a place he's worked at for over 20 years. It's the beyond 3 or 4 years part that I think becomes the challenge. Can he sustain success there for 5+ more years (look how fast Jimbo fell) and if he does how much would it take to get him to leave?
    Apologies if I said anything that could be construed as a personal insult.
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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    If Saban takes 10 years to retire Dabo might not get the call and some new up and comer could be it or a NFL coach again. I just want Saban as long as he wants to be here. What is crazy is that you see Bowden and Joe pa in the sense the game really passed them and they hurt the school. Saban is growing stronger the older he gets.

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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Q Basket Case View Post
    Just curious....why do you feel so strongly?

    Seems to me there’s no logical reason he would leave his current gig.

    Emotional attachment to his alma mater might override, but it would be a case of heart winning out over brain.

    So I’m just curious as to why you feel so strongly that that’s the way it would turn out.
    Dabo truly loves the Capstone...

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    Re: Recruits don't think Nick Saban is retiring soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by TiderJack View Post
    I'm not sure he would do it but in the great words of Coach Bryant "Mama called" and this would be one of the top choices as to why IMO.
    Exactly!

    Like I said before, I would be surprised if his current contract doesn't include an escape clause for Bama...

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