Saban is not an idiot I'd bet money he'd never do that. Saban just hired him so he could bleed us financially, the man will seek out any advantage and exploit it. That's why he's so good at what he does
That would be truly epic. Mostly because Saban is a control freak and Lyle refuses to move away from “his” system no matter how horrible it is failing.
Saban thought Kiffin was bad to work with, wait til he has to deal with an idiot that refuses to fix something no matter how broken it is. At least Lane adapted to the players he had. Lyles only chance is the fact that Bama has so much more talent that his crap system may not look as bad. But eventually Saban will boot him for trying to coach the talent out of the players when he tries to fit square peg players into his round hole system.
alot of other teams/schools do - why else do they all get better jobs, whether they are buffoons like Sunseri or not -- Some get lucky, some get fools gold . Arthur Blank was duped into hiring Sark another former Alabama intern -- the list is long --- there is a reason Jones is there wait and see
When all the fire Butch stuff started say last September everyone was saying nobody will hire him. I came out and said that Saban would and bring him up like any of his "analysts" and got roasted. Now here we are. I see please let it happen over and over and the last thing we want is to play a Butch ran offense with Alabama players.