03 January 2007

The NICK SABAN Sugar Bowl

There is something wrong with Nick Saban. Something seriously wrong. It has to be part ego, part insecurity.

Everybody told me I was just bitter because I refuse to forgive Nick Saban for leaving LSU. Not because he left, but because of how he did it. You don't make an announcement like that on Christmas Day. And the man was too chicken-shit to make the announcement before he got on the plane to Florida.

Well, now, how do you like your "hero?"

And for those of you who don't know better, he had his mind made up yesterday. He knew he was leaving. So why did he wait a day to make the announcement? To "sleep on it?"

Nope. He waited because LSU was playing the next day. Today was supposed to be a day for Louisianians and New Orleanians to celebrate. We got the Sugar Bowl back, and the home-state team was playing.

But now, the Sugar Bowl and LSU have been pushed to page 2. He had to be the center of attention. Again.

Now why would I say this? I don't know. Maybe because he had to ruin everyone's Christmas last time he made a big announcement?

And speaking as an LSU graduate, I only have one thing to say: what the Hell did we ever do to you? Seriously, what is wrong with you where you have to make your decisions at the time when it's going to hurt us the most.

And how can you look any college recruit in the eye and say "play for me for four years?"


At January 03, 2007 11:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dude's a highered gun. End of story. All about himself, his investments, and his immediate family.

At January 03, 2007 10:49 PM, Blogger natalie said...

Can't wait til we get our claws in him next season...

I bet Death Valley will be rockin in 2008, when Bama visits... If he lasts that long...

At January 04, 2007 8:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of things: coaches all realize that in their line they are, at any given point in time, either idolized or demonized.

If Saban had the opportunity to exit a situation in which he may have been starting to wear out his welcome then he can't really be blamed for jumping to another one in which, for the moment, he'll be the hero.

Nevertheless he's alway struck me as an NFL guy in his heart. He'll be looking to get back to the big leagues if an opportunity arises.

At January 04, 2007 10:05 AM, Blogger cehwiedel said...

This post will be included in today's edition of the "Carnival of Hurricane Relief." See:


PS: Sympathy extended regarding Saban. My own alma mater (USC) is currently madly in love with Pete Carroll while hideously afraid that he might jump ship despite repeated insistence that he's staying put.

At January 04, 2007 2:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of bitching about $aban, how bout some props for those Tigers last night! Geaux Tigers!

At January 06, 2007 12:58 PM, Blogger Roux said...

The fact is Saban never ever even thought about what he did and when he did it. He and his agent Jimmy Sexton are in it for the money. Nothing more. It doesn't bother me that much it only makes me realize more and more my sacred college football is all about the money.

BTW-Sexton is also Jimbo's agent. So you know where he'll probably end up.

At January 15, 2007 3:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will definitely ditch Bama on Christmas or some equally horrible time.

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