Lane Kiffin FAU Presser

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by Hoss Diesel, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Hoss Diesel

    Hoss Diesel New Member

    The whole presser is worth watching. He mentions his remarks to Urban Meyer when he was at UT, lots of Nick Saban praising, and he even says "building this [FAU] brick by brick". He prostrates himself to Saban throughout saying he will be at the Alabama staff meeting the next day after his presser.

    I don't take a black & white, love/hate view of Lane Kiffin. He is definitely a flawed figure and his time at Tennessee was problematic. But I do think he has grown and is a quality coach. I definitely think he's better than Butch Jones. But to the point of this post, I respect his opinion and view on Saban.

    But this biggest thing I noticed was this story:

    https://youtu.be/WJEA98koY14?t=26m31s

    "People have this assumption, that Coach Saban is stubborn and he's just going to do things a certain way. And I get credit for the offense. But I give credit to him (Saban). He was the one that wanted to change. He said, 'We're not going the right direction. This is not where college football is going.' And as much as he couldn't stand where it's going on offense, as much as he dislikes it, he was not going to be stubborn...and so we changed."

    And that, my fellow Vol fans, is why Saban is Saban, and Butch is Butch. Of course, there are a million other reasons why. But the overarching, fundamental problem with Butch Jones in the SEC is that he struggles to learn, acknowledge reality, then adapt and change. Both in game, and year over year.

    And what does Saban do when Lane Kiffin leaves? Reloads with Steve Sarkisian. Yes, another flawed coach. But I think he will be very successful, and there is almost no chance that he will get out of line under Saban. Sarkisian will rehabilitate his image and grow as a coach just like Kiffin did.

    As long as we have Butch and Alabama has Nick Saban, we will be playing for second best. And we'll continue to lose at that game too. Shitty time to be a Vol fan, but what else is new?
     
  2. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    We're playing for 2nd in the east, about 4th or 5th in the sec
     
  3. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    The SEC East runner-up trophy isn't as nice as the 1st place, but the rings are pretty fantastic.
     
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    Are trying to ruin my Sunday morning?
     
  5. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Dude, the Phins dominated the Goddamn Jets last night, in the cold, with a backup QB. Enjoy your Sunday.
     
  6. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Put Custom Title Here

    True. I tuned in last night just as the third quarter started. That was a great fifteen minutes.
     
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Clearly Saban's system is not infallible.
     
  8. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Post of the Year.
     
  9. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    And butch's isn't completely flawed. So what?
     
  10. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Joke. Butch has referred to his system as infallible. Thus, there is no need for change. Saban making all these changes just demonstrates his system is not infallible.
     
  11. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Oops, my bad.
     
  12. Volnbama

    Volnbama Contributor

    Sark is pretty risky. He was drunk as shit in Atlanta for the SECCG
     
  13. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Saban will lock him in his office
     
  14. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    Just make it slightly more interesting. Instead of winning by 40 they'll win by 30.
     
  15. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    he's also a shitty playcaller.
     
  16. Tenacious D

    Tenacious D The law is of supreme importance, or no importance

    Heard this somewhere, too.
    But many believe that Kiffin "keeping his nose clean" the last 3 years in Tuscaloosa was the product of his own maturation, when in fact, it's just a testament to how well Saban keeps anyone and everyone in Tuscaloosa in line. It'll be the same with Sark.
     
  17. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    I'm not sure what exactly you mean by keeping his nose clean but I doubt Kiffin has.
     
  18. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Did he publicly embarrass himself?
     
  19. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    Do you mean in his capacity as a coach or in his personal life? If we're just talking coaching then yeah, he toed the line pretty well.
     
  20. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    outside of getting divorced what did he do in his private life that was that horrible? unless you mean internet rumors.
     

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