I thought they wanted Clemson's coach since he has been beating their highly recruited teams every other year. Is anyone from Bama ever happy. Does trailer living and cousin kissing bring that much grief.
Pruitt will not leave Tennessee if he lives up to his potential. Like the others said, why leave something that you built that is working?
This is the natural ebb and flow of the league. Teams rise to the top and then fall off again. Alabama has been there for a while and will go for a topple when Saban retires. Nobody not named Dabo will want to take over a team whos boosters and fan base expect continued greatness and will consider anything less than a new years 6 bowl a disappointment. This is especially true given the trajectory of the East, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee will all be fighting for a chance to get after the West champ in Atlanta every year. Alabama will quickly devolve into a dumpster fire when Saban leaves because the pressure will crack the fan base and will kill the locker room. Good luck to whichever schmuck takes over there after the Saban era comes to a close.
Yeah I wouldn't leave something I've built to go live in Saban shadow.
When he retires if the next coach struggles he's going to be eaten alive.
Dabo is king of the hill where he's at. I don't see him leaving for Bama either...
If CJP is successful here, and considering his unquestioned love for his home state and the Red Algae Bloom, we better be ready to hire a serious big-time coach when the time comes. Might not be a bad idea to start socking away money for just that now. Just to avoid another prolonged misfiring hiring process. We dayum well better have a Schiltz Beer attitude for that day when it comes.
Dabo has not just built an elite program, he has built a culture. He knows what Bama and their fans are all about, he played there. He can compete and win Natty's where he's at. Anyone who follows Saban will not be credited with the success they achieve but will be saddled with all the blame for any drop off. There is little upside to follow Saban from a respect perspective IMO.