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Saban Continues to Circle the Drain

By on February 24th, 2014 in Football 12 Comments »
Nick Saban, Bret Bielema

Last week was not the best for Nick Saban. After being openly bashed by multiple, big-name coaches over his attempted end-around to slow down the HUNH, his reputation has taken a hit not seen since he lied to the Miami Dolphins about his future some seven years ago.

Not only has his credibility been called into question, it appears now that his moronic proposal is all but dead. He can partly thank his partner in crime, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema.

Bielema’s the sleaziest coach in the SEC and that’s saying a lot considering Dan Mullen is still around. He was called on the carpet this week by California athletic director Sandy Barbour following the death of Bear football player Ted Agu on February 7th.

Shockingly, Bielema tried to bring Agu’s recent death into the discussion about the Hurry-Up, No Huddle offense. The remarks sent Barbour into orbit, tweeting this week:

“Bret Bielema’s comments about our Ted Agu are misinformed, ill-advised and beyond insensitive.”

Barbour went on to write: “Using the tragic loss of one of our student athletes as a platform to further a personal agenda in a public setting is beyond inappropriate.”

This is who Nick Saban has aligned himself with now.

Writing about Saban two weeks in a row is something I try to stay away from, but it’s just too good to pass up. It’s like he’s completely lost his mind. And now he’s drawn criticism from his own fans by being named in a lawsuit over a proposed Mercedes dealership in Birmingham.

It appears he wants to put his name on every new Mercedes sold in Jefferson County. Doesn’t he know that Alabama fans don’t drive Mercedes? Does he really believe an Auburn person will drive one with his name on it? Who’s going to buy?

I’m telling you, this guy is slowly losing his mind. Who knew that one second would have such an effect on a man’s psyche? This reminds me of the good ole days with Mike Shula…

Call it boredom, but I found myself watching coverage of the NFL Combine over the weekend. I knew Greg Robinson was special, but he has a legitimate shot to be a superstar in the NFL. ESPN’s Mel Kiper now has him listed as the top lineman in this year’s class.

A big surprise is who Kiper has as the top punter: Steven Clark. Following his performance in the postseason all-star games, he’s jumped three spots on Kiper’s board and now sits at the top.

I’m shocked that Jay Prosch was not invited to the Combine. If there was ever a fullback that had NFL written all over him, it’s Prosch. Despite not being invited, Kiper has him listed as the third best fullback in the class.

12 Comments

  1. win4au says:

    I’m sorry Bert, but don’t you have to actually win some games in your conference before you can change any rules? I never have liked this guy and this proves why. Instead of spending so much time bitching and complaining how about this… GO WIN A FOOTBALL GAME!
    Absolutely pathetic.
    WDE

  2. uglyjoe says:

    I don’t understand why the schools allow the coaches to do this sort of thing. Although Bert is not on the hotseat yet, they have to expect another season like the last will put him on the hotseat. Suppose they fire him and go after, Lord forbid, an offensive minded coach. Seems like Arkansas had an offensive coordinator who ran a hurry up offense a few years ago…..

    • Tiger on the mountain Tiger on the mountain says:

      I have a theory that Bert lasts one, maybe two more years. Hogs can Bert and then hire Tuberville…..

      • Tigerstripe Tigerstripe says:

        Let’s hope arky embraces Bert and mediocrity for as long as possible…and you know why we need that…

    • WarEagleAtlanta WarEagleAtlanta says:

      You mean that guy that Nutt ran off? What was his name…

  3. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Greg Robinson ran a 4.84 second 40 at the NFL Combine this week. That’s pretty unheard of for a lineman. That’s faster than some tight ends!

  4. MyAuburn MyAuburn says:

    Someone told me Arky fans were taking up a collection to buy Bert a Harley

  5. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..I hope coach Bret got a call from Mr. Slive, over that death certificate business. I am still in disbelief that he went there!

    • Third Generation Tiger Third Generation Tiger says:

      Jeff Long should be feeling the heat. He’s the numbskull that hired Bert and Petrino.