IMO, I have said it before and I will say it again the turnover at assistant coaching positions especially oc and dc was getting ridiculous and for more stability Coach Saban publicly said that he wanted and was asking/demanding more of a commitment from coaching hires. Knowing Coach Saban, one could easily hypothesize that in doing this it goes both ways for him so to speak. He has shown he is loyal, and while he has never fired a coach, that I am aware of so if I am wrong please correct, yes he has helped some out the door, but even then he helped facilitate them getting another job, on most occasions, davis may be the exception but that was of his own doing.
Who really knows the entire story and or reasoning but for a perfectionist he certainly has allowed some sub par coaching performance for quite some time, according to the standard he has set over time.
Again, you get the point, and IMO he is loyal and does not have a reputation as a coach who throws his assistants under the bus and fires them, but also IMO enough is enough.
Whether you agree he can right the ship or not is moot to me because one thing you cannot realistically argue adequately against is that he has earned the opportunity to try.
Personally, my money is on Coach Saban until he retires. RTR