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TidalSurge1
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
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Maybe I'm missing something but why would George Godsey leave Houston to come here? We might as well throw Mike Shula's name in the hat to see if he can restore his Legacy.

Yeah, I also read that some think Godsey's firing appeared to be a scapegoat situation.

Shula? Surely you jest.
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TizzyT4theUofA
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Yea I was just joking. About 80% of my comments are me being sarcastic.


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biggsc
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
Charlie Weis?


TideSaint
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Nick Saban already has squashed the Southeastern Conference like a semi running over a squirrel. He’s beaten everyone else not named Clemson to a pulp, too.

But if the Dark Lord of college football really wants to demoralize the sport, there’s one thing to do right now:

Hire Chip Kelly as his next offensive coordinator.

Then sit back and watch white flags being raised in Baton Rouge, Gainesville, Athens, the Loveliest Little Village on the Plain and beyond.

Combining the most fertile offensive mind college football has seen in the past decade with the most fearsome defensive mind of the 21st century – and, oh yeah, the best talent in the country – would be unfair.

And it would be fascinating.

Rather abruptly and unexpectedly, Alabama has a vacancy at that position. Steve Sarkisian left Tuesday, after just five weeks and one game on the job, for the same position with the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.

That means Saban must hire his sixth offensive coordinator in 11 years at Alabama. It’s been a high-pressure, high-turnover position: Major Applewhite lasted one year and then went to his alma mater, Texas, as a position coach; Jim McElwain did well and was rewarded with a head-coaching job at Colorado State; Doug Nussmeier was onboard for a national title and then left to join Brady Hoke’s sinking ship at Michigan; Lane Kiffin had three years of success sprinkled with the usual Kiffy drama; and Sark was rushed onto the job just in time to lose the national title to Clemson.

As you can see, not everybody has left that job for bigger and better.

The guy who wears that hat gets a lot of money and a lot of talent to work with, but also a lot of Saban to deal with. He’s a demanding boss. Saban can put up with some stuff in exchange for results (see: three years with arrested adolescent Kiffin) but the OC must put up with semi-regular ass-chewings on national TV and who knows how many behind closed doors.

Kelly could certainly handle it, and would certainly be granted wide latitude to be the CEO of the offense. There are other reasons why it’s conceivable, if perhaps not probable:

· Kelly is unemployed. He’s been fired twice in the past 13 months in the NFL and may need to feel the love. His best work and his true comfort zone is in college. He’s coached ball every fall from 1990-2016; does he really want to be away from the game for a year?

· Alabama has more money than God and believes nothing could be a better expenditure than to increase its hegemony in college football. Especially now that Clemson is actively assaulting the castle walls. Kiffin was the highest-paid offensive coordinator in the game last year at $1.4 million per year. If Kelly wants $2 million, give it to him.

· Saban and Kelly have a relationship, reportedly a good one. Kelly showed up in Tuscaloosa in early January 2016 after being fired by the Eagles, while the Crimson Tide was preparing for Clemson Classic I. That visit quickly garnered attention and sparked curiosity.

“Chip Kelly’s a good friend of myself and a lot of coaches on our staff,” Saban said at the time. “He just happened to be in the area and he stopped by and visited with us for a little bit. Not really anything of significance relative to this game.”

· Kelly and new Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne are friendly as well, and have been for several years dating to when they were both in the Pac-12 – Kelly at Oregon and Byrne at Arizona.

· If Kelly needed a one-year refresher course on shredding college defenses with the spread option, why not do it with Jalen Hurts, Bo Scarborough, Calvin Ridley and other studs at your disposal?

· A year in the SEC might also help familiarize Kelly with the operations of two programs that are on Alabama’s schedule every season and may be in the market to hire another head coach if 2017 doesn’t go well. Looking at you, Texas A&M and Tennessee.

Now, hiring Kelly and having him implement the same offense he ran at Oregon would also finalize the hypocrisy of Saban’s staunch stance that uptempo football is dangerous to players and should be legislated against.

Saban lobbied to slow down the game and reduce the number of plays, to the outrage of uptempo teams everywhere. When he didn’t beat ‘em, he semi-joined ‘em – Alabama became primarily a no-huddle team under Kiffin.

Still, the Tide didn’t play at the breakneck pace of vintage Kelly Oregon. Playing that way would require a complete walking back of the Saban safety concerns manifesto, circa 2012-14.

I suspect that’s a rhetorical tightrope walk Nick Saban would be willing to make if he had to. Hiring Chip Kelly would be worth it – for the fear and panic that would spread throughout the land within minutes of the announcement, and the touchdowns that would follow in the fall.


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MagillaGuerilla
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
Is Dixie Mafia relevant on BOL anymore?

Saw he had a post about Washington's OC...


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
I think the old Dixie Mafia is gone. The one posting there now doesn't appear to be the same person.


TideWarrior
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IIRC the old DM joined another private site(The Crimson CC I believe) that used real names or something and was going to no longer post on the regular board his info. To me he had some of the best info out there when he said it. One of the few who I truly believed has sources.


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pmacattack
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On Tuesday, the Atlanta Falcons announced that they have hired Alabama's offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian for the same role after Kyle Shanahan left to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers.

As soon as Sarkisian's move was announced, speculation immediately turned to former 49ers head coach Chip Kelly to become Nick Saban's next offensive coordinator. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Kelly will indeed be considered for the position and that conversations have already occurred in the last two days.

"My understanding is that there have been some conversations that have occurred between Nick Saban and Chip Kelly," Schefter said on ESPN Radio. "Now, whether or not it is enough to materialize into Nick Saban offering the job, Chip Kelly accepting the job, that's another issue. But I can tell there at least have been some conversations that have gone on over the last 24-48 hours between those two individuals."

Schefter added that he did not know if Kelly would be hired, but noted that he is a candidate.

"At the very least, my understanding is that Chip Kelly will be in consideration for that job and we will find out whether or not Nick Saban goes in that direction," Schefter said.

Kelly enjoyed his greatest success as a coach at the college level with the University of Oregon.

With Sarkisian leaving Alabama, that means Saban will be on to his third offensive coordinator in just the past two months. Sarkisian served in the role for just one game — the college football national championship game — after Lane Kiffin and Saban parted ways, with Kiffin moving on to his next job as the head coach at Florida Atlantic University.


TidalSurge1
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Mike Bloomgren - Stanford OC
Long bio; some excerpts:
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Mike Bloomgren is Stanford’s Andrew Luck Director of Offense. Bloomgren serves as the associate head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. The 2016 season is his sixth on The Farm.

Bloomgren was instrumental in the breakout season posted by AP Player of the Year and Heisman Trophy finalist Christian McCaffrey in 2015. McCaffrey, the program’s single-season rushing leader, led the nation in all-purpose yards while breaking Barry Sanders’ NCAA record.

Quarterback Kevin Hogan’s passing efficiency in 2015 (171.0) was a Stanford single-season best, and the balance of the Cardinal offense proved to be a cornerstone during the program’s run to the Pac-12 title and victory over Iowa in the Rose Bowl.

Stanford amassed a school-record 3,131 rushing yards on 610 attempts, the most ever by a Cardinal program. The offense unit’s 529 points ranked second-most in a season, its 33 rushing touchdowns, 223.7 rushing yards/game, 30 passing touchdowns, 37.8 points/game and 6,097 total yards of offense ranked third...

Bloomgren joined the Cardinal staff as offensive line coach and run game coordinator in 2011 after spending four seasons with the New York Jets, where he served as assistant offensive coordinator (2010), offensive assistant (2009) and offensive quality control coach (2007-08)...

Prior to joining the Jets, Bloomgren served as offensive coordinator at Delta State for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
 
Bloomgren worked under both Mike Dubose and Dennis Franchione as a graduate assistant at Alabama from 1999-2001, helping the Tide to the 1999 Southeastern Conference championship. Bloomgren launched his coaching career as an undergraduate assistant for Bobby Bowden at Florida State, where the Seminoles captured a pair of Atlantic Coast Conference titles (1997-98) during his tenure.
 
A 1999 graduate of Florida State with a bachelor’s degree in sports management, Bloomgren earned his master’s degree in higher education from Alabama in 2001.
 
A native of Tallahassee, Florida, Mike and his wife, Lara, have two sons, Tyler and Parker.
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TideSaint
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"My understanding is that there have been some conversations that have occurred between Nick Saban and Chip Kelly," Schefter said on ESPN Radio. "Now, whether or not it is enough to materialize into Nick Saban offering the job, Chip Kelly accepting the job, that's another issue. But I can tell there at least have been some conversations that have gone on over the last 24-48 hours between those two individuals."




pmacattack
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
here comes the battle of the sources
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Despite rumors to the contrary, it does not look as though Chip Kelly will be the next offensive coordinator at Alabama following the departure of Steve Sarkisian. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Kelly has “no interest” in taking the job and joining Nick Saban’s staff.

Kelly was obviously a hot name for the job, despite his lack of success in the NFL. His offenses at Oregon were among the most efficient in college football and changed the way many scores across the country operated on that side of the ball.

With Kelly out of the picture, fellow former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has been thrown out as a potential candidate for the position by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Former Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has also been rumored as a replacement, as he is apparently good friends with Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key.


Triple Daves
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With Kelly out of the picture, fellow former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich has been thrown out as a potential candidate for the position by Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman. Former Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey has also been rumored as a replacement, as he is apparently good friends with Alabama offensive line coach Brent Key.


Feldman also named a 3rd name. Chip Kelly.

Sooooooooo


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CapstoneGrad06
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Saban lobbied to slow down the game and reduce the number of plays, to the outrage of uptempo teams everywhere. When he didn’t beat ‘em, he semi-joined ‘em – Alabama became primarily a no-huddle team under Kiffin.


frick this continued narrative.


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TidalSurge1
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
I have some reservations about Kelly as OC. I don't think we should be up tempo all the time. Quite likely a one-and-done, but would gain an improved "segway" to land a HC gig in the SEC. Best of both worlds scenario may be to hire someone else and bring Kelly in very temporarily as an offensive "consultant" and QB developer.
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phil4bama
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
I would love to bring in someone similar to Chad Morris when he was at Clemson: a young, up and coming innovative mind who was destined for a head coaching job but could take his time and wait for the right offer while polishing his resume' for you.


TidalSurge1
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I would love to bring in someone similar to Chad Morris when he was at Clemson: a young, up and coming innovative mind who was destined for a head coaching job but could take his time and wait for the right offer while polishing his resume' for you.

I think Sterlin Gilbert fits that profile.


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TideWarrior
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
My only reservation regarding Kelly would be one year before he moves on two at best.


TideWarrior
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
None of these guys have any sources just speculating. If any of them would have had sources they would have known Sark was leaving before it happened and they did not.


TideSaint
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re: Alabama Hires Patriots' TE Brian Daboll as Offensive Coordinator
Even though I riled up the LSixU and Auburn masses with my post on the Rant about Saban and Kelly having discussions I still prefer Sterlin Gilbert.

He's young. He's proven he can coach in a high profile position. He probably wouldn't leave for at least 3 seasons unless he was forced out.


Bamadoc
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Haha, they should know by now, but apparently not.

They think we r melting, and we r no where close.

We want someone who can develop qbs and will stay a few yrs.


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