Friday, April 13, 2007

Saban isn't starting well at Bama

I'm back to my sports now. Anyway, Nick Saban is obviously a well respected coach. He took a pretty good LSU team and made them a national championship team. Left for the pros and did respectable (better than Spurrier at least). Anyway, now he is back at probably the second most revered college football school of all time, Alabama. Saban is also known as kind of a overly serious coach. He does things his own way and really doesn't care much about the media or anyone else. He just wants to win, and he does. Well, he hasn't had a chance to win at Bama yet and he is already making the media angry. As a PR student I would have to say that is a terrible idea. The media is already going to be all over you because you coach at Bama, and you are the highest paid coach in college football. Obviously, if he wins the media will back off. However, if the trend continues with Bama and they don't live up to the expectations (National Championship every other year, SEC Championship every year, you get the drift) the media is going to make his life miserable which will in turn hurt recruiting and put his job on the line. Needless to say, I'd be careful. I would say that the University of Georgia's football team has a pretty stiff media policy as well. If I'm not mistaken, the media can only be at practices for a little while and they can only talk to players/coaches on Tuesday. That's pretty stiff I'd say. I just don't think Saban is handling it very well. Let me know what you think. Until next time...


Kaye said...

The Florida Gators seem to be able to win championships ... okay. Not so relevant, but I had to talk up my Gators :)

You're probably going to ban this comment, aren't you?

Dr. Sweetser
Die-hard Gator

John Moates said...

Hmmmmmm...I'm going to leave it up here because I'm going to be the bigger person. haha. Credit is due to y'all. Florida is owning the major sports community RIGHT NOW! Emphasis on right now! Y'all are lucky because FSU and Miami are TERRIBLE right now, but once they return to prominence Florida will be shuffled back in the pack. (I hope...haha).