Paul Finebaum Says He Thinks He Knows Nick Saban's Replacement At Alabama
Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
This doesn't feel like something new coming out of Paul Finebaum's mouth. He loves talking not only about who's going to replace Nick Saban at Alabama, but that he thinks it's Dabo Swinney. He was on WJOX’s The RoundTable this morning expressing those predictions once again...
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“Who knows when Saban’s day will come, but I’m putting a couple of chips down on the longshot now,” Finebaum said. “It’s no longer off the board. It was off the board, but I just saw it. I felt it. You know? His wife grew up in Alabama. His family is from Alabama. That will be a fascinating gravitational pull when Alabama calls and says ‘OK, Dabo. It’s time to come home.’ I don’t know if it would be as absolute [a no] as I thought it would have been a couple of months ago.”

“I’m probably going to upset somebody, but it’s Alabama vs. Clemson,” Finebaum said. “It’s no contest if you’re thinking about ‘OK, where do I really want to be long-term?’ And I think because he’s from Alabama I’m going to keep pushing that ball up the hill. And the fact that he’s already won that championship [at Clemson]. I don’t think anybody wants to replace Saban — it’s an impossible task.

“But I will say this, before anyone says it’s impossible to replace Nick Saban, I think the only person who can replace Nick Saban is Dabo Swinney.”
(The Spun)
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35 Comments
Will be sad when Saban retires...but will love seeing Dabo come home
Reply16 days
Bama would be lucky to have Dabo as a HC. Seems like only yesterday Joab Thomas and the Bama BOT selected Bill Curry over Bobby Bowden....Oh Lord what a collection of dumbazzzz's...
Reply17 days
that didnt take a fricking brain surgeon....hey, gimme my own tv show, cause i coulda said that too
Reply18 days
Butch Jones is HC in waiting
Reply18 days
I'd say that's really going out on a limb there, Pawl!
Reply18 days
Why he the man that follows THE MAN? Dabo let’s someone else not live up to Bama,and it’s fans expectations and rides in like a savior. Pretty simple to me, but I’m just a Clemson fan.
Reply19 days
If I'm Dabo, I stay at Clemson. Easier road at Clemson facing V Tech or Miami in the ACC championship game than to face UGA or UF in the SEC championship game. With no Saban at Bama, it'll be a lot easier to win a national championship and face easier competition in the ACC.
Reply19 days
He’s a goddam genius. Amazing.
Reply19 days
please dont take the LORDS name in vain...
9 days
Duh!
Reply19 days
You never want to the guy that replaces THE guy.
Reply19 days
I'm more interested in knowing how much the next coach will end up being paid. Dont care about the # as much as, if they go more, at, or less than where saban is. I think dabo could get equal or just higher if he plays it right, and obvioulsy stays current over the next 5 yrs.
Reply19 days
It was only Bama vs Clemson because of Watson. We all saw what happened without Watson
Reply19 days
Lol, they went to the playoffs at 12-1 with a QB that couldn't throw for shite. They got that Trevor Lawrence kid now (who looks real good), along with Hunter Johnson. They are going to be back in the playoffs this year.
19 days
Paul’s ears heard the announcement 7 years from now. That son of a bitch!
Reply19 days
Thanks Captain Obvious
Reply19 days
Les Miles replaced Saban........
Reply19 days
Orgeron > Miles
19 days
What a blazing hot take from baum
Reply20 days
pawl, Pawl, PAWL!
Reply20 days
Good 'ol penishead with the hot take.
Reply20 days
Paul just cycles through the same shite everyday
Reply20 days
It will either be Dabo or Kirby. I'd be ok with either. And yes, everyone will continue to hate Alabama which I love.
Reply20 days
Kirby is home and in a perfect situation. Would take something like NCAA trouble or some big scandal for him to leave Georgia.
20 days
What Bama is to Dabo, Georgia is to Kirby. Kirby isn’t leaving GA for Bama.
19 days
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