According to Joe Schad, Lane Kiffin is being interviewed for Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator position today: Continue reading
With all of this talk about firing Nick, it makes sense to take a look at what he has done relative to his peers. In particular, Les Miles has demonstrated he brings more value to the table than Saban when given the chance and is more affordable. Below are the top 5 reasons why Les Miles is a better man than Nick Saban:
- Les had a higher win % at LSU right after Nick left!
Over his tenure at LSU from 2005-2013 Les had a win percentage of .798
Over his tenure at LSU from 2000-2004 Nick had a win percentage of .750
- Nick has let his team down in the postseason by losing a bowl game by almost 40 points!
Les’s highest margin loss in a bowl game was by 26 points to Ohio State in the 2004 Alamo Bowl
Nick’s highest margin loss in a bowl game was by 38 points to Stanford in the 1996 Sun Bowl
- Les has played a higher strength of schedule than Nick
Since 2009, Les has an average SOS of 5.326
Throughout his career, he has had an average SOS of 3.98
Since 2009, Nick has an average SOS of 4.942
Throughout his career, he has had an average SOS of 3.85
- Les is a better recruiter
As an example, Les and Nick recently battled to recruit High School phenom Dylan Moses. Saban lost out in the end.
- Les has a lower $/win ratio – let’s hire him!
Everybody knows that Nick Saban has no loyalties except to money and has jumped around from team to team more often than the painted ladies by the docks jump from sailor to sailor. However, Saban also doesn’t care about his players, either! When he was coach of the Miami Dolphins, one of his players, Jeno James, began having a seizure. And what did good ol’ Saint Nick do? Attend to the young man? Call for help? No, sir. He just stepped over him and kept on walking. What a piece of shit!
Don’t just take my word for it, either. Here’s the account according to Heath Evans:
Well, the first day of two-a-days. We had about a three-hour-plus practice in the morning in that south Florida sun. You guys know what it’s like down there in late July, early August. And then that night we had another practice under the lights, if I recall I think it was about from 6 to 9.
Jeno James, our best offensive lineman at the time, comes in and collapses after practice, uh, vomiting all kinds of stuff that would make a billygoat puke, eyes rolled in the back of his head. Myself, about four other lineman are trying to carry him from the locker room, to the training room.
Obviously it’s a moment of panic, everyone, you know, we don’t know if this guy’s, you know, gonna die, I mean, the whole deal. But he’s so big and sweaty and heavy that we actually have to set him down in the hallway between the locker room and the training room.
Nick Saban literally just starts walking in, steps over Jeno James convulsing, doesn’t say a word, doesn’t try to help, goes upstairs, I don’t know what he does. But then obviously they get Jeno ‘trauma-offed’ to the hospital.
Saban calls a team meeting about 10:30 that night, comes down and says, ‘You know, the captain of the ship can never show fear or indecision, we’ve always gotta have an answer, and so I had to go upstairs, that’s why I walked over Geno like that, I had to collect my thoughts and decide what’s best for our team.’
And I’m thinking to myself, I think along with Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas and Yeremiah Bell and all these other guys going, ‘Did he, does he really believe what he’s just saying?’ He showed no human emotion for one of his best players.
Is this who you want taking care of your sons, Alabama? I didn’t think so, either. Fire this asshole!
I always say you can tell a good coach by looking at the amount of yellow laundry that his team leaves on the field. When we evaluate the 2013 Crimson Tide and Coach Saban by this metric things don’t look very good. Here are just a few of the teams that were less penalized than Bama this year: Indiana, Purdue, San Jose St., Middle Tennessee, Louisiana Tech, Wisconsin, Michigan, UTEP, Ball State, Tulsa…really, Tulsa had fewer penalties than Alabama! If we keep it in the SEC it doesn’t get any prettier, even an Arkansas team that finished 0-8 in SEC play had fewer penalties than Saint Nick.
One may argue, just counting the number of penalties isn’t the right metric. Let’s look instead at yards per penalty to get a sense for the severity of the penalties called on each team. By this metric there are 8 other SEC teams that fare better than the Tide. However you want to slice it the results of this analysis lead to one conclusion, Nick Saban coached teams show a lack of discipline that leads directly back to the head coach.
Roll Tide! But let’s Roll with a coach that can instill some discipline in our squad!
That’s two losses in a row for Saban, the most overrated coach in college football history. What more evidence do we need that the guy needs to get canned NOW!?
Under Saban’s “leadership”, the Tide got rolled by Oklahoma’s freshman quarterback Trevor Knight, who threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns. Never heard of him? You’re not alone. This was Knight’s fifth career start. Yet he was able to carve up the soft “defense” that Alabama fielded in New Orleans. In Saban’s last two games, his team has surrendered 79 points. That alone is grounds for firing the jerk!
It’s time to go, Nick.