Let Me Introduce You To Nick Saban
The Alabama schedule this year includes in four successive weeks:
Oct. 5 Georgia State with new head coach Trent Miles.
Oct. 12 Kentucky with new head coach Mark Stoops.
Oct. 19 Arkansas with new head coach Brett Bielema.
And Oct. 26 Tennessee with new head coach Butch Jones.
At the end of the regular season Alabama will play Auburn with new head coach Gus Malzahn.
The Southeastern Conference hasn't been exactly job-security heaven for head football coaches since Nick Saban came into the league in 2007. Since then Auburn has changed head coaches twice, Arkansas is looking at its third man, Florida has changed once,Kentucky twice, Ole Miss twice, Mississippi State once, Tennessee four times, and Vanderbilt two changes.
Only Georgia, LSU,and South Carolina have the same coaches as when Saban came into the league in 2007.
That's not entirely because of Saban, although he's helped a few out the door. It reminds of former Georgia Coach Vince Dooley, taking note of former Bama Coach Paul Bryant having put about four dozen men (former players and/or assistant coaches) into head coaching jobs in college or the NFL. "Someone," Dooley noted wryly, "should make a list of the men Coach Bryant has put OUT of head coaching jobs."
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