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athenslife101
Georgia Fan
Athens
Member since Feb 2013
9284 posts

The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
Listen, I find Alabama as annoying as the next guy but I've seen a lot of people bitching and moaning this the past few days and it's just silly.

1. All of our teams recruit at a reasonably high level. Sure there is plenty of talent disparity between Vanderbilt and let's say A&M but we all have significant recruits and players that will play in the NFL. If your players aren't good enough when they play for your team, that's on your development as a program. Don't go blaming someone else for that.
2. A team will only play Alabama once in the regular season. That one loss isn't an excuse for all of your team's other lost games. Even if Alabama was unbeatable, which they're not (see Ole Miss) there is nothing stopping you from having an 11-1 team. With an 11-1,
3. Programs wasting millions of dollars on fringe coaches is no one's fault. Sure, they may have been successful elsewhere but let's face it. Our coaches are all pretty fricking weird. Weird is fine until it becomes a coaches trademark attribute and that is the case for too many SEC coaches.



roadGator
Florida Fan
Member since Feb 2009
80376 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
What do you mean by ruined?

The fact that Alabama has dominated again for so long has definitely ruined some of the excitement for the season for many. Not for the Gumps obviously.

At this point, until Saban leaves it appears to be a 1 team league more often than not, no?


DuncanIdaho
Kennesaw St. Fan
Ouray, CO
Member since Feb 2013
13748 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
If anything he has spurred the rest of the SEC into improving. Though sometimes now at the cost of being impatient with decent coaches.


CBandits82
Lurker since May 2008
Member since May 2012
28883 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
it's getting to the point that the regular season is already decided.

Bama has 99% of teams beat before a single snap is taken.


piggilicious
USA Fan
Member since Jan 2011
22630 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
It's easy to tell Ga is having a good season so far. The snot level factor has increased by about 100% in the past few weeks.


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BamaWins15
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2015
1017 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
The ga delusion continues. The op comes on here and acts like they are somebody. He is trying hard to get elbow room at the table. U are in the East - pump the brakes.


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birdieman
Alabama Fan
NOLA
Member since Dec 2012
948 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
What has uga won since he shut that black out down with a quickness? Don't get cocky yet gawga...


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BluegrassBelle
Kentucky Fan
That's 2nd place popcorn farts, thx
Member since Nov 2010
68575 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
The problem lies in the hands of impatient ADs and fanbases, more so than Nick Saban. Expecting every coach to be the second coming of Saban is unreasonable.


Rhino5
Atlanta Falcons Fan
ATL
Member since Nov 2014
11901 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
I see Georgia wants Bama after that big UT victory last week. Richt would likely still be at UGA if it weren't for Saban.


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TigerTalker16
Missouri Fan
Columbia,MO
Member since Apr 2015
8478 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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A team will only play Alabama once in the regular season. That one loss isn't an excuse for all of your team's other lost games.

The problem is that if you lose to Bama, its almost impossible to win the SEC west division. Even if you lost to Bama and ran the table with the rest of your scheduled, Bama would have to lose two conference games for you to get back into the division race. When's the last time Bama lost two conference games in a season?

And if you're in the SEC East, you will eventually have to play Bama in the SECCG. When is the last time Bama lost in the SECCG?

One of Mark Richt's best teams ever hit that wall and now he is no longer the head coach at UGA. You can only hit that Saban wall and fail so many times before you lose your job because at the end of the day, you're not winning championships because Saban and Bama have taken that spot.

The same thing happened to Miles, Urban Meyer, and Phillip Fulmer. All championship coaches who lost their jobs or quit because of Saban's domination over them and the conference as a whole.
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Scoob
LSU Fan
Near Exxon
Member since Jun 2009
7547 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
Saban has ruined it, in the sense that some other programs have panicked about not keeping up with the current pace he's setting.

I'm not sure what all happened at Florida, but something drove Urban Meyer out. It's clear he's still a great coach at Ohio State.

LSU just dumped a decade's worth of stability and success, because 9-10 wins "wasn't enough" and had to go. Well, that's gone now... but not the way we hoped.



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nicholastiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2004
13157 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
Baseball is a prime example, Bertman and Polk showed the SEC how to do it, now all programs are very good and all can compete for championships.

It's up to each school to narrow the gap Bama has created. That's on coaches and there is no reason other SEC schools can't recruit at that same level.

You could also make the argument that UK has never been caught in basketball.


AU4real35
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2014
10165 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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Though sometimes now at the cost of being impatient with decent coaches.


This is the main complaint.


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elposter
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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The problem is that if you lose to Bama, its almost impossible to win the SEC west division. Even if you lost to Bama and ran the table with the rest of your scheduled, Bama would have to lose two conference games for you to get back into the division race. When's the last time Bama lost two conference games in a season?


Reg season conference losses:

2008 - 0
2009 - 0
2010 - 3 (SC, LSU, AU)
2011 - 1 (LSU)
2012 - 1 (A&M)
2013 - 1 (AU)
2014 - 1 (OM)
2015 - 1 (OM)
2016 - 0



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jatebe
Alabama Fan
Queen of Links
Member since Oct 2008
14030 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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When's the last time Bama lost two conference games in a season?


2010 - South Carolina, LSU, Auburn


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borotiger
Auburn Fan
Murfreesboro Tennessee
Member since Jan 2004
2103 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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At this point, until Saban leaves it appears to be a 1 team league more often than not, no?


Then work harder. It's stupid to blame others for your failures.


KiwiHead
LSU Fan
Auckland, NZ
Member since Jul 2014
5055 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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The problem lies in the hands of impatient ADs and fanbases, more so than Nick Saban. Expecting every coach to be the second coming of Saban is unreasonabl


You are probably more right than most here would care t mention. Right now, there are 3 coaches in the SEC that coached for Saban in the SEC; Muschamp, Smart and McIlwain and although you have a limited body of work from Smart and Mc, you do have a real record by Muschamp which is mediocre at best....but FL and SC have spent a lot on him

There are only two coaches in FCS that can beat Saban right now from a coaching standpoint Swinney at Clemson and Urban Meyer. There may be some up and comer out there who can, but he has not materialized yet.


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CapstoneGrad06
Alabama Fan
Little Rock, Arkansas
Member since Nov 2008
55172 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
It's impatience. Same thing happened throughout the 1970s when Bryant had Alabama rolling.


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jatebe
Alabama Fan
Queen of Links
Member since Oct 2008
14030 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
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At this point, until Saban leaves it appears to be a 1 team league more often than not, no?
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Then work harder. It's stupid to blame others for your failures.





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madddoggydawg
LSU Fan
Metairie, LA
Member since Jun 2013
2783 posts

re: The idea that Nick Saban ruined the SEC is stupid
Didn't UGA fire a good coach because he couldn't keep up with Saban?


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