Saban to retire.

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  1. BuckeyeT

    BuckeyeT Well-Known Member

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    Yep, seems to be alot of whispers that way. What I'm hearing is that he's on a short list of finalists and is the "leader in the clubhouse". I'd hate to lose him, I was anxious to see what he could do with these pieces, but I really can't blame him, I would do the same.

    Hearing Tommy Rees as possible replacement
     
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  2. Stu Ryckman

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  3. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    lol... but Al Washington a BC Alum is reportedly in the mix, some say Al Golden but the BC AD is the guy who fired him at Miami and who Golden sued for wrongful termination, so I'm not seeing that as a likely hire for BC. But haven't seen Rees name anywhere.
     
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    Just to clarify, heard Rees as possible replacement as OC in Columbus if BOB bolts to BC. He's just up the road in Cleveland now I think as a position coach
     
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  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Seeing more and more that BOB will be the next Boston College coach. Makes a lot of sense given his NE roots. I've been critical of BOB, based on his years with the Texans after they gave him the GM power, but he's a proven coach and could be a good hire for BC
     
  6. Stu Ryckman

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    OK...hearing about it today but not so much in local papers...read it in USA Today.

    Apparently BOB is a Boston guy and his son undergoes treatment in the Boston area for a rare congenital brain condition. We should wish him well.
     
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  7. Bobdawolverweasel

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    And the disorder sounds horrific with the child enduring daily morning seizures that usually require emergency room treatment. Silver lining is that the poor child has parents with the financial resources and strength of character to be able to provide him with access to excellent medical care.
     
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  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Saban is going to be a part of the Gameday crew in a role as analyst. I bet he'll be good at it.
     
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    Probably not as good as MacAfee though:rolleyes:
     
  10. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    i was hoping they'd dump MacAfee, can't stand that guy.
     
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    Me either. I think they should put MacAfee and Finebaum in padded room together and give them a microphone that doesn’t work.
     
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  12. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I'd be happy if they just made MacAfee wear something besides a wife beater shirt.
     
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    You’d still have to listen to him though.
     
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  14. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    I think this would be a bad move for Rees. UCLA Ath Dept is under water financially and the new coach won't have a big recruiting budget, a big budget for hiring assistants.

     
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    The Bruins went with one of their own, DeShaun Foster. No experience as a HC, but then neither does Tommy Rees and being a Bruin alum at least gives him a feel for the program.

    UCLA hired former star player and longtime assistant coach DeShaun Foster as the school's next head coach Monday.

    Foster, who had taken a job as the Las Vegas Raiders' running backs coach earlier this month, is in the UCLA Hall of Fame as a player, served 10 years in various roles at the school and played seven seasons in the NFL. He emerged among a pool of 11 candidates interviewed by UCLA, many of whom were sitting head coaches.

    Foster impressed the UCLA brass with his ability to lead and command a room. Per sources, school officials believe Foster can resonate in the Los Angeles market and emphasize recruiting and fundraising, part of the paradigm shift college football is undergoing in the era of name, image and likeness.

    UCLA names former player Foster as new coach
     
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  16. Don Ballard

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    Might very well be what UCLA needs to rebuild and improve their roster.
     
  17. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Sark getting paid!

    After leading the Texas Longhorns to their first ever College Football Playoff this past season, head coach Steve Sarkisian was bound to get that bag. Just in time, too, as Texas is set to join the SEC and its vaunted slate of opponents including Georgia, Alabama and LSU next year.
    Sarkisian's new salary, which reportedly starts at $10.3 million in 2024 and scales up by $100,000 each season until 2030, is nearly double the $5.8 million he was originally expected to make. His extension is set to be approved by the University of Texas System board of regents during a scheduled meeting of the group next week, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

    All that, and we didn't even mention Sarkisian's potential bonuses, which can ultimately tally $1.85 million per season, including $300k for winning the SEC Championship. He'd also see a significant bump depending on which round of the playoffs his teams reach, from $250k for making the CFP, to $500k for reaching the second round, $750k for reaching the semis, $1 million for a title game appearance or $1.25 million if the Longhorns win it all.

    Sarkisian, 49, would also earn up to an additional $300k for winning National Coach of the Year and SEC Coach of the Year honors. No wonder the former Washington and USC coach is in the market for a new home.
     
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    Too bad I did not think coaching was a good paying job!:(
     
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    I wonder what his buyout is?
     
  20. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    That's a good question of course and you can bet that it's pretty substantial. I'm not worried that he'll be so successful that he'll get a better offer from another college program. Of course the NFL is always looming out there for successful college HC's, esp if they run an offense like what Sark is running at Texas. The bigger question, and that might be what you were referring to is how much will it cost to get rid of him if he throws up 2 or 3 years in a row stinkers. I'm guessing it's not as onerous as Jimbo's but probably a big number never the less.
     
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