Crimson Tide Club
- Jul 27, 2015
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So it was his "godfather" that conned him into bailing early...
I don't buy that at all... I don't see Saban being Stumped by a question as easy to answer as that. If anything, he may have paused at the "stupidity" of that questions, but I doubt he "couldn't answer" it.“You’ve had him 3 years. What are you going to do in a year that you haven’t done in three?”
Dowell said Saban fell silent.
“He couldn’t answer,” Dowell recalled.
I don't know how you respond to stupid. I hope Mack gets picked high, but he needs a lot of growth to justify it.I don't buy that at all... I don't see Saban being Stumped by a question as easy to answer as that. If anything, he may have paused at the "stupidity" of that questions, but I doubt he "couldn't answer" it.
Remember that the article (if you call it that) only has quotes from the Godfather. I'm sure Saban would have a different perspective on what was said/not said.I call major bullshit on Coach not being able to answer that. All you need to do is see what he was able to do with Reuben Foster, CJ Mosley, and others that stayed that extra year. Night and day difference. Mack was always about the money, and I know his folks were too, so I'm sure it was a way to not show their greed. Be is promoting "Nobody Safe" for years and got it trademarked befire his Junior year. Greatest coach ever not having an answer to that about how he could progress Mack's career, one he is likely asked every single year? My ass.
how about "what can Mack do in a year that he hasn't done in three?"“You’ve had him 3 years. What are you going to do in a year that you haven’t done in three?”
First...nicks track record.....if it was himself first...he would have talked Hurts into staying....
Second.....nicks track record.....for those that went and those that stayed....
But if Macks fam8y needs the coins...go...family first...
Football life is short...get what u can...take care of family...
I liked the guy...pulling for him...
I can easily assume what Mack has been told by his "Godfather/Mentor" and it isn't all wrong. Players can make a good jump with their draft stock by an impressive combine performance and we can only assume that was pointed out...Interesting to see where he goes. Having it reported that Saban didn’t think he should go can’t help his draft stock. However, like RBs in today’s NFL offenses, defenses covet 3 down LB (especially inside LB). I think Mack will be physically impressive at combine and go somewhere in first 50 taken.
Early-mid Rd2 IMO.
Vinnie actually making a team in 2 different seasons was more than I expected for him. TBH I don't know if coming back would have ever helped his draft stock or ability to be successful in the NFL. Just not a guy with "upside". He was what he was... A solid, smart, below average athleticism DB that could stand out on special teams. He missed out on a good year of college football I suppose... Don't think he was ever long for the NFL.I can easily assume what Mack has been told by his "Godfather/Mentor" and it isn't all wrong. Players can make a good jump with their draft stock by an impressive combine performance and we can only assume that was pointed out...
As was that second contract and the money that goes along with the extension/new contract.
What I find interesting is we've also seeing the return of Vinnie to the sidelines at Bama—another Bama guy who left early when Saban was suggesting he needed another year. Add to that, one of the people that was into Vinnie's ear the most was his father: also found on the Bama sidelines again this season.
To make it even more interesting a lot of the credit for Anoma "getting his head back on straight" falls at the feet of Sal. Is it irony, or just a coincidence, Sal is telling him he needs to stick through the grind today to enjoy the benefits of tomorrow.