New Bama Head Coach
With Mike Shula fired, the talk now turns to who will be the next head football coach at the University of Alabama. I think we can dismiss several of the names floating around without much work.
Nick Saban is only in his second year with the Dolphins, and they're on a roll. Sure it would be nice to have a proven winner, but he's done his time in the college ranks, and it seems highly unlikely to me that he's going to give up the pros to come to Alabama. Lots of talk about Steve Spurrier too...those who want Bama to actually use our offensive talent would be happy with that, but it's hard to see him as a good fit for the tradition of the Tide. (At least we wouldn't be scoring one touchdown per game!)
Then there's Bobby Petrino. If he's tired of being with a very good team that doesn't get taken seriously becuase of the conference he's in, Bama might be a good fit. The reported bad blood between him and Tuberville could be another incentive. I like Petrino because he's a proven head coach. It would be a horrible mistake to drag in another guy for on-the-job training. We've had enough of that for a lifetime.