Nick Saban – Welcome To “THE HOT SEAT”

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Time for the Nick Saban “Hot Seat” talk to begin. After all, it’s obviously justified based on the following statistics:

Georgia 2008

  • Final Ranking Previous Season – #2
  • Preseason Ranking – #1
  • 2008 Regular Season Record – 9-3, with losses coming to a division rival (Florida), an up and comer from the West (Alabama), and a hated in-state rival (Georgia Tech).

Alabama 2010

  • Final Ranking Previous Season – #1
  • Preseason Ranking – #1
  • 2010 Regular Season Record – 9-3, with losses coming to a division rival (LSU), an up and comer from the East (South Carolina), and a hated in-state rival (Auburn).

The similarities are quite striking – the high preseason ranking, getting manhandled unexpectedly by a team from the other side of the conference, and blowing a huge lead against an arch-rival in the last regular season match up.

Why there hasn’t been a campaign by local and national writers to remove Saban from his job is very puzzling. I am just going to have to assume that Mark Richt is held to a higher standard than Darling Nikki.

UPDATE: You can add to the list of coincidences a victory over Michigan State in the Outback Bowl.

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3 responses to “Nick Saban – Welcome To “THE HOT SEAT”

  1. Matt C

    I’ve been saying this for some time now.

  2. Dave

    CMR was not on the hot seat after 2008. If Saban follows this year’s 9-3 with a 8-5 then a 6-6. He won’t be on the hot seat, he’ll be fired. At UGA you get another year.

  3. ChiTown Dawgs

    Not that I’m a Saban fan, but winning a NC will buy you some breathing room.

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