Posted by MikeT23 on 1/10/2013 9:16:00 PM (view original):
Duke's all-time record is also sub .500.
I'm sorry, Saban has taken historically good programs and won. Spurrier took two downtrodden programs and won.
History says, if you put both of them in Conn, Spurrier would turn them into a 10 win team. Saban has no track record of turning a perennial loser into a winner.
I'm sure other coaches have done the same but Spurrier jumps out at me.
Your points are valid but lets also compare the winning programs. Saban built monsters at LSU and Alabama, Spurrier only built winning programs at Florida. You have to consider all sides of the equation as opposed to just picking what looks good for your guy.
And by the way, if you can get a big time job why in the heck would you settle for a middle of the road or less position.
No matter what you say Saban built himself into a perenial big time coach, it just doesn't happen over night He started at Toledo and built himself into what he is today. He got hired at LSU because he built his resume, it was not given to him