Time appears to be running out on the Mack Brown era at the University of Texas and that turns the focus to a name that still generates bile in the mouths of South Florida football fans, Nick Saban.
Fans of every team love to get a good shot in at opposing coaches, when it’s the head coach of the defending national champion it’s even better. For most fans, if it’s Nick Saban, it’s gold.
If a happy wife does indeed make a happy life, then University of Texas fans hoping Nick Saban will come to Austin should start looking for other coaches.
Every team in sports or business will at some point have to deal with issues that damage the reputation of said team/company. Most will come through it and recover. But as scandal after scandal and failure after failure keep piling up for the Miami Dolphins, how much more can the team’s reputation take?
His name is still reviled in South Florida for lying to the fans and quitting on the Miami Dolphins. But he’s revered in Alabama for taking the Tide back to the top of the college football world, but will Bama fans’ attitude towards Nick Saban be about to change?
Few could have realized when University of Miami quarterback Don James graduated in 1954 with a degree in education just how much of an impact he would have on the college football world.
The Florida State Seminoles have teased national writers and fans the last few years as being ready to compete for a national championship. Loaded with talent, the Noles always got tripped up by some team that shouldn’t have beaten them. Not this year.
The Southeastern Conference built its well-deserved reputation on the back of fearsome, fast, talented defenses. It’s led the conference to seven straight national championships, but it’s largely disappeared this year.
Both Alabama and Ohio State are regarded as monstrously strong this year. Which coach will walk away with the most wins?
The University of Alabama Crimson Tide are in a familiar position in the season’s first USA Today Coaches poll of 2013, looking down at the rest of the college football world.