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hailstatetate
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Member since Nov 2022
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If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...

I put together a chart of coaches that have beat Saban multiple times since he came to the SEC (2000)


Coach wins vs Saban Current Employer
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Tuberville 4 US Senate
Gus Malzahn 3 UCF
Les Miles 3 unemployed
Steve Spurier 3 Head Ball Coach
Hugh Freeze 2 Auburn
Dabo Swinney 2 Clemson
Urban Meyer 2 Fox Sports
Mark Richt 2 ACC Network
Houston Nutt 2 CBS Sports


Hugh might have been the only option on this list that made any sense.


Leto II
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West Cobb
Member since Dec 2018
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
I'm more worried about beating Georgia. frick, Harsin damn near beat Alabama last year.


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idlewatcher
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
You're forgetting an oaf in Orgeron


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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
As for me I want to beat all the teams in our schedule. I’m sure every other team that has Bama on their schedule really wants to beat them. Uga is one that I would like to get a win against more than Bama at this point.


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Sl0thstronautEsq
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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Gus Malzahn 3 UCF


Would have been a good hire, IMO

This post was edited on 11/30 at 11:00 am


Leto II
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West Cobb
Member since Dec 2018
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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Would have been a good hire, IMO


Y'all would love that!


Sl0thstronautEsq
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deltaland
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
Croom beat Saban once


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BamaGradinTn
Alabama Fan
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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I put together a chart of coaches that have beat Saban multiple times since he came to the SEC (2000)


Coach wins vs Saban Current Employer
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Tuberville 4 US Senate
Gus Malzahn 3 UCF
Les Miles 3 unemployed
Steve Spurier 3 Head Ball Coach
Hugh Freeze 2 Auburn
Dabo Swinney 2 Clemson
Urban Meyer 2 Fox Sports
Mark Richt 2 ACC Network
Houston Nutt 2 CBS Sports


You guys had to go and fire Croom and deprive him of the opportunity to get his 2nd.


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BradJ88
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
For Auburn to have a shot at glory, they'll have to be able beat 2 out of Alabama, Georgia and LSU every season. With Freeze, I don't see that happening.


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Santa Would not Quit
Member since Dec 2021
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
Two years from now Auburn will lamenting why they said no to Les Miles


Notrub14
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Boston
Member since Dec 2018
802 posts

re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
I mean the obvious response to the Malzahn comparison is Ole Miss v. Auburn. But does that hold up once you consider the recruits/talent Hugh was bringing to Oxford? He was getting top tier talent to Oxford and it's not clear that he will be able to recruit better to Auburn than he did to Ole Miss.


Leto II
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Member since Dec 2018
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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Two years from now Auburn will lamenting why they said no to Les Miles


He was never an option at Auburn


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AUreo
Auburn Fan
Member since Jul 2021
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
Makes sense and we almost beat them last year with Harsin and our third string QB who was banged up… I am more focused on beating UGA actually….


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PJinAtl
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Atlanta
Member since Nov 2007
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
There are 8 active head coaches that have wins over Saban during his time at Alabama.

Five of those 8 are in the SEC.

Three of those 5 are in the SEC west.
This post was edited on 11/30 at 11:59 am


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paperwasp
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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He was getting top tier talent to Oxford

Ole Miss Recruiting Rank

2012: 48*
2013: 8*
2014: 15*
2015: 17
2016: 5*

Freeze had two top-10 classes.

* He was also forced to vacate 27 wins from four of those seasons due to ineligible players.
This post was edited on 11/30 at 12:06 pm


AUreo
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Member since Jul 2021
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
This cycle is very weak with respect to the HC candidate pool... Fickell, Freeze, Rhule (overrated), and technically Kiffin... that's it.

I guess Auburn could have hired another no-name G5 coach (Harsin 2.0) and I am sure SEC fans would have loved it... (promoting Caddy was never an option and yes, I am sure that many SEC fans were hoping for this scenario)...
This post was edited on 11/30 at 1:34 pm


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SingleMalt1973
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re: If Auburn wanted to hire a Coach that knows how to beat Saban...
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Freeze had two top-10 classes


pretty damn good considering this was OM fanbase…




This post was edited on 11/30 at 1:44 pm


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