Saban Dreamin’

January 14th, 2016
Has a better job.

Has a better job.

Yes, Joe knows Nick Saban and the Bucs was floated a couple of times over the past day or so.

Sorry if Joe doesn’t buy any of it, nor any dot-connecting on this.

One man who types it is OK to dream (but that is all it is) of Saban coaching Tampa Bay is veteran sports columnist Gary Shelton. Writing for his solid site, (it costs less than two craft beers a month for full access to his site), Shelton believes Saban’s greener pastures are in Tuscaloosa.

In this job, Saban may get two or three years on the job before the Glazers tire of him, too. In his job at Alabama, he can coach until Star Wars is a documentary.

For heaven’s sake, why would Saban leave that job for this one? No, he didn’t succeed with the Dolphins all those years ago. But five national titles and undying respect kind of heals those wounds, don’t they? I doubt seriously that it still gnaws at Saban who, as near as anyone can tell, never entertained a thought about the Bucs’ job.

Shelton goes on to write that for Saban, the prospect of taking over the Bucs is funnier than a George Carlin stand-up from YouTube.

Of course, stranger things have happened (Raheem Morris), and Team Glazer sure likes to surprise folks and make a splash. Did anyone expect Chucky, Raheem, Chip Kelly or Greg Schiano?

Joe has a hard time believing that just two years removed from washing its hands of a hard-arse college coach, Team Glazer would revisit that for a guy who has only four more wins in the NFL than Schiano.

As Joe stated yesterday, if Team Glazer really wants to dip their toes back in the college pool, just call Jim Harbaugh and ask him what he wants to be paid and be done with it. By the way, Harbaugh has demonstrted he works magic with quarterbacks, and he already has a working relationship with America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston.

Oh, yeah, Jameis was so enamored with the prospect of playing for Saban that despite living just 45 minutes away from Tuscaloosa, his final three college choices were all out-of-state schools (Florida State, Stanford and LSU).

It’s all about Jameis, right?


15 Responses to “Saban Dreamin’”

  1. Tom Edrington Says:

    Nick Saban is the defacto President and Athletic Director at Alabama……you think he likes control?

    He would want to replace Licht AND all the Glazers and become the first head coach, GM, President and OWNER of an NFL team….

    If we are getting into the absurd, what not just make Jameis the NFL’s first “player-coach”?

  2. James Walker Says:

    Weirder things have happened.

  3. DallasBuc Says:

    Yada yada.
    I’ll wait for actual information

  4. CC Says:

  5. tdtb2015 Says:

    Yes, a lot of question marks with Lovie. But giving Lovie another year with the Koetter promotion to OC/Assistant HC is looking pretty good about now.

    If we loose Koetter, look forward to The Glazer’s 20 Deadly Sins…

  6. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Can we simply hire a coach that just wants to coach?

    Look at most of the recent knuckleheads that have been givin all the power. How has that all worked out?

  7. FortMyersDave Says:

    After how Saban bent Miami over there is no way that the Bucs should consider this guy; his credibility is right up there with what Gator fans feel about one Oscar Meyer who left UF to coach OSU after citing fatigue and exhaustion; a treasure load of talent tends to reinvigorate slugs like Urban, no????? I think saban is of the same mold as Meyer….. Of course the Bucs did have a history with Parcells and Kelly for that matter. As dysfunctional as the Glazers appear to be I would not be surprised by any choice they make. The only choice that would kinda surprise me would be the signing of Koetter as HC as that maes too much sense…..

  8. mike Says:

    the guys a control freak…. just like most great coaches. he’s like bilicheck and i dont think the krafts have tired of him. He is one of the best coaches there is, but i’m sure he has no interest in one buc place

  9. Bucs Fan Since '76 Says:

    Although there’s truly no way Harbaugh leaves Michigan now, there’s also no question he should be the number one choice to fill any current NFL opening. Arguably, he’s the best football coach in the world.

    Similarly, it would be a dereliction of duty not to reach out to Saban. He may very well tell you no thanks, and given the lack of any rumor mongering perhaps he already has, but you have to do it.

    If the Glazers have truly turned the HC hire over to Licht, then one would think Koetter is the guy especially with the talk of his assembling a staff. Now that Robinson looks to be headed to Tennessee, one would think there’s some urgency to Licht signing Koetter today.

    Which brings me to this: why on earth would the Titans not sign Chip Kelly?

  10. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Bring Saban in and bring Kiffin with him Kiffin is a great OC and it has been shown in every stop he has made, I think Saban was 15-17 in 2 seasons with the phins, that is much better than lovie dovies tenure

  11. passthebuc Says:

    Bringing in Saban would b a bad idea gone wrong.

  12. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Never happen…..not a chance….forget it…

  13. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Two words.

    Steve Spurrier.

  14. HarlemBuc Says:

    Thanks Joe! I was waiting for this article. I felt like lavonte David was very disturbed by Lovie’s firing and I wanted to know if Sanan could satisfy him… Yes, Lavonte is in all time company after his 4 years in the bay… But this guy is a diva… As fans we talk isht about GMC allllllllll day…. But none of this is reserved for David? He is diva level and if things aren’t just so won’t give 100%… Why do you think despite his production he ain’t making no pro bowls? I want a coach that can let lavonte know he’s got work to do, can get the most out of Kwon, and will tell GMC that this lets all get along isht don’t work in the NFL…. Get real!!! Our defense ain’t nasty or hungry, their nice guys, which is fine just not on the field…
    Being from NY I know what rabid fans look and sound like and I know our weather, our stadium and our fans are not “welcoming”…
    GMC and lavonte f_€£ the numbers!!! Get nasty and get hungry and stop opening up welcome wagons for opposing teams…. Do that for the community of TAMPA BAY!!!

  15. Johncurtis Says:

    If you like wild rumors like that – how about this?

    –Donald Trump for head coach – Team slogan “Make Buccaneers great again.”