Friday, December 08, 2006

COACHING CAROUSEL UPDATE - BAMA IS BURNING

A day after local papers reported that Rich Rodriguez would be the next Alabama coach, he turned them down to remain at WVU. This follows public rejections by Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban, and has put the Alabama Nation on suicide watch.

Alabama Governor Bob Riley has declared a state of emergency and ordered the exhumation of former coach Paul "Bear" Bryant so that he might coach the Tide in '07.

Recruiting could be a challenge

In other news, Miami wimped out and promoted its DC Randy Shannon. No Pirate Parties for you, Donna Shalala. ASU is reported to be looking at Dennis Erickson, who we earlier called an inspired choice in the Valley of the Sin. And Stanford, having been publicly rebuffed by Sleepy Dick Tomey, is still formulating its 'short' list. It's rumored to include Tulsa HC Steve Kragthorpe and Old Blue Ron English,who are also both talked about for ASU, Auburn OC Al Borges, Leach, Chow, Fassel, blah, blah, blah.

The Palo Alto bunch needs to put down the chardonnay and ask themselves this question: What currently-employed coach would want to take a chance on LSJU football right now? An honest answer to that question would likely yield a very, very short list indeed.

3 Comments:

At 2:36 PM, Anonymous dc bear fan said...

espn.com says 'bama is setting its sights on "Navy's Paul Johnson, Wake Forest's Jim Grobe and possibly California's Jeff Tedford." Tedford doesn't want that job, right? Right?

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Tightwad said...

Right. Alabama is the most overrated job on the planet. More money (but not that much more) and incredible facilities, but also a ridiculous level of scrutiny and unreasonable expectations. JT should have his head examined if he decides to jump into that mess.

They will call him, though. I can almost guarantee that.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger T. said...

Tedford ain't leaving (at least just yet) - he said he's here at least until his youngest son graduates from high school. I believe he's a high school junior this year.

 

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