Posts Tagged 'alabama'

Who Should Be #1..Alabama

Oklahoma will get plenty of votes for #1.  I say it should be Alabama.

My reason, they have beaten better teams so far in the season.  Two teams who were ranked in the Top Ten.  Clemson and Georgia.   And Bama didn’t get to play either team at home.

I got some back up on this as well.  Click here.  And here too.

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Tide Is Rolling Again

St. Nick Saban is worth every penny.  Every last nickel.

Break out the Golden Flake potato chips because the Alabama Crimson Tide is legit.  I’m talking national championship legit after they went to Georgia and laid it on the 3rd ranked Bulldogs. 

 41-30 was the final score but it was 31-0 Bama at the half.   Bama is now 5-0.

The Birmingham News is getting on the St. Nick sled,

It wasn’t a funeral. Quite the opposite.

It was a rebirth.

Alabama welcomed thoughts of a national championship back into its world, as a once storied powerhouse took a monster step toward reclaiming a position among football’s elite.

Nick Saban Is The Most Powerful Coach In Sports

I didn’t say it, Forbes magazine did  on the cover. 

Sweet Nick caught Alabama in a time of need and they gave him money and the power according to Forbes:

In Tuscaloosa, which was desperate to return to national football prominence, Saban, 56, was a savior, welcomed with an open wallet. Saban, with his agent, James E. Sexton II, negotiated an eight-year, $32 million contract that was, at the time, the highest salary ever paid to a college coach. It remains among the highest and is bigger than all but a handful of NFL coaching salaries. His deal includes, among other perks, 25 hours of private use of a university airplane, two cars and a country club membership, extras that make his annual compensation closer to $5 million a year, estimates Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist. He can leave the school at any time without financial penalty, a rarity in big-time college coaching contracts.

What’s more, he was given total control of the football program: recruiting, coaching, business administration and public relations. There are coaches at other universities who have similar salaries, like Charlie Weis at Notre Dame and Pete Carroll at the University of Southern California. But no coach, including those in the professional leagues, can match Saban’s combination of money, control and influence. Saban, now entering his second year as the coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, is the most powerful coach in sports.

Gene Stallings Son Passes At 46

Longtime Dallas Cowboys assistant coach and the last man to lead Alabama to a national title in college football, Gene Stallings,  has lost his son John Mark.  He was 46.

You may remember him from United Way spots as a young man.  John Mark had Down syndrome.

I feel so sad for Coach Stallings, a man should never have to bury his child.