Georgia and Bama cant keep Coordinators....
by supernd (2019-01-09 12:00:13)

Georgia is losing both with Chaney soon departing to Tennessee. Yet Clemson Coordinators cant seem to get a sniff. Only explanation is Dabo must be awesome to work for and the culture must be great.


Saban lost Locksley and now is losing Josh Gattis
by TWO  (2019-01-10 17:29:02)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

who had the title Co-Off Coord. He's joining Harbaugh's staff at Michigan.


Tide QB coach Dan Enos, going to Miami as OCoord.
by TWO  (2019-01-11 12:57:38)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Jalen Hurts to follow.


Latest update on this. (link) (link)
by Dillon76  (2019-01-11 21:01:26)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Geez wtf is going on down there?
by TWO  (2019-01-12 09:21:38)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

is Saban not paying these guys very well?


Saban has a big issue with Lupoi this year and Venables
by Killian  (2019-01-10 10:47:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Sounds like he is happy staying a coordinator, especially at Clemson. I think he has a son coming in next year.
As for Saban, the defense was a mess this year. Granted the back end was lacking the usual star power but Saban was not happy with Lupoi. The problem Saban has is Lupoi is probably the best recruiter in the nation. Can he strip him of the coordinator title and still keep him on to recruit?
We shall see.


Isn’t Venables making like $2M a year?
by golfjunkie17  (2019-01-09 20:50:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I get that he’s a “name” and accomplished, but does Bama or Georgia pay any coordinators that kind of money?


Can't seem to get a sniff? I don't think that's right
by ndzippy  (2019-01-09 14:11:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I think the Clemson coordinators aren't looking to move.

If Venables was open to leaving Clemson, his list of suitors would probably capture 80%+ of P5 teams.


Saban seems to bleed coordinators recently
by Doggie  (2019-01-09 13:51:33)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Except for Smart, most seem to come and go within 2 years. I get that coaches who have sat at the knee of "The Coach" might be in high demand. But they do seem to more mercenaries or in coaching reputation re-hab recently. I guess few recruits notice the turnover (Ross from Clemson apparently did).


Saban works them to death
by Hanratty5ND  (2019-01-09 14:06:45)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Those coming in are just using Alabama as a stepping stone to further their careers. Can't blame them for that premise.

But there are numerous stories out there of Saban burning his staff out.
Reportedly not a fun environment to work in and most of his assistants can't wait to get the hell out at the first chance.


I've got a friend who was an asst at MSU
by irishrock  (2019-01-09 14:34:48)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

MSU did not have a bowl game and it was a recruiting dead period. Saban made all the assistant coaches come in Christmas morning at 8:00. Again, no bowl game and nothing that could be done with recruiting. Saban's excuse, "well Terry (his wife) says I drive her nuts while she's preparing Christmas dinner and wants me out of the house"

So after sitting around all morning doing nothing, at 1:30 one of the senior assistant coaches got up and told Saban, "Nick, nothing's getting done today, I'm out of here" and left. Everybody followed him out.

My buddy was one of the guys that stuck around with Bobby Williams when Saban took the LSU job and sent the university jet to East Lansing with an offer of "anybody who wants a job at LSU has one and just has to get on the jet". Evidently, nobody got on the plane


I know after one of the early title wins at Alabama
by Groundhog  (2019-01-10 01:15:21)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They had a recruiting meeting with all the coaches the very next morning. He is very demanding of his assistants.


Williams did coach for Saban later on.
by MobileIrish  (2019-01-09 16:02:05)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Williams coached for Saban at LSU, Miami, and Alabama. Apparently they reconnected after Williams was fired by MSU.

I read that the MSU coaches were offered jobs at MSU, but only if they all stayed. That may have played a role in the plane going back to Baton Rouge without them.

I have also heard stories that match yours about Saban’s work requirements for his coaches.


I thought I saw Bobby W on Alabama sideline. *
by irishhawk49  (2019-01-09 19:32:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Looks like he was on staff at Alabama from 2008-17.
by MobileIrish  (2019-01-09 21:18:54)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I used to see him on the sidelines a lot.

Now listed as special teams coordinator at Oregon.

Still can’t believe Davie lost to MSU 5 straight years. The loss in 2000 still pisses me off. Dillingham to Battle in 2002 was nice revenge though.


I'm not sure why Chaney is so highly-sought after
by bluengold07  (2019-01-09 13:48:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Maybe it goes back to being the OC of Drew Brees?


Tennessee may have just waved a bunch of cabbage.
by G.K.Chesterton  (2019-01-09 13:00:05)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

After the 2018 season, the Brewers lost their pitching coach to the Reds and all anyone can figure is that the Reds busted out the checkbook.

That said, Justin Fields is also leaving UGA for Ohio State and they have other offensive weapons heading to the NFL. We'll know more in a year whether these are just routine changes.


Or UGA advised him to look elsewhere.
by rkellyatrecess  (2019-01-09 18:44:28)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Chaney faced a lot of criticism this season for the level of creativity in his playcalling.