who had the title Co-Off Coord. He's joining Harbaugh's staff at Michigan.
Jalen Hurts to follow.
is Saban not paying these guys very well?
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.
I get that he’s a “name” and accomplished, but does Bama or Georgia pay any coordinators that kind of money?
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.
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).
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.
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
They had a recruiting meeting with all the coaches the very next morning. He is very demanding of his assistants.
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 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.
Maybe it goes back to being the OC of Drew Brees?
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.