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northalabamacracker
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Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Or is Bama just easier to win at? Spurrier thinks it is obviously.






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Jma313
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


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GCTiger11
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Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


This makes no sense.






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NATidefan
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Easier to recruit in Georgia





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WDE85
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Cuz Bama has tradition unmatched by any! Duh!





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northalabamacracker
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Sure it does. Why is CNMFS a better coach at UA than when he was coach at LSU?







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GCTiger11
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Because LSU made Saban who then resurrected Bama.





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RollTide1987
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


You learn things as you go through life. His experiences at LSU and the NFL really made him into the coach he is today.







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LSUChicageaux
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Pretty sure it has to do with moxie.
Moxie might be a girl's name, which sounds pretty Alabama-ish. Could also be the regional soft drink.






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Aubbieinyourgrill
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


My opinion is that Saban was a good coach already before he came to bama, but he caught lightening in a bottle. Mike Shula was a good recruiter and not so much a good coach. He had the talent there but couldn't coach them up. So Saban came in and had immediate success with Shula's recruits but was able to sell recruits to what he was showing on the field. So now he recruits well and coaches the top players up. I think he would easily have had the same success at lsu had he stayed.





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Rabid Tiger
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


1. Experience. As you work longer, you gain more experience at your job and perfect your craft.

2. Name cache. He won a National Championship at LSU, and sent a lot of players to the NFL while he was here...therefore it's easier to sell to recruits to buy in to his philosophy

3. NFL experience.

4. No cloud of whether he will leave for the NFL. Coaches can't use that to negatively recruit against Saban.


Next stupid question. I don't see how this was so hard to figure out. You can apply a lot of these same things to real life jobs and work experience.



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lwlsu96
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Bama's cartel is the best in the country





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GCTiger11
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


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You learn things as you go through life. His experiences at LSU and the NFL really made him into the coach he is today.



And this. Saban only had 5 years at LSU in which he mustered up 1 national title and 2 conference titles. In his first 5 years at Alabama, he won 2 national titles but only 1 conference title.

Pretty unfair to compare the 2 runs in which Bama got an extra year, and ultimately another national championship.



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NBamaAlum
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


There is no Candy to eat in Tuscaloosa.





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remaster916
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Saban was just as good a head coach at LSU as he is at Bama. Saban left LSU loaded with talent.

LSU was the most talented team in the SEC from 05-07. I think they went 34-6, 1 SEC and national title, 2 SEC Western division titles and 2 BCS bowls. I think LSU was a pretty big favorite in the 05 SEC championship game, but were upset by Georgia.

Had Saban never left LSU, there is no telling how NC LSU would have won by now. My guess would be 4 or 5.







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genro
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


He's grown and learned





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ChewyDante
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


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Next stupid question. I don't see how this was so hard to figure out.


+1






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RollTide1987
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


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Mike Shula was a good recruiter


Please excuse me while I throw back my head and laugh….





Okay…now that I've got that out of my system, I can honestly say I will never take a post of yours seriously ever again.







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GFunk
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Longevity. He stuck around and the ball kept rolling.





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allin2010
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re: Why is Nick Saban such a better coach at UA than at LSU?


Great coach, facilities, and the fan base.





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