“As president of the American Football Coaches Association this year, I’ve been very involved with Coach Teaff and the American Football Coaches Association board, in looking at rules, potential rules changes, and size of staff is one that has been very discussed because Alabama has had so much success, and their staff has been bigger than any of the other staffs in college football.”
“So there was a thought at the board level of the American Football Coaches Association that, for the first time, along with the NCAA, maybe there should be a cap or a number to make it more fair across the board.”
If you’re thinking that’s a quote from a guy who’s the head coach at an SEC school with decent but not incredible financial resources, or maybe a mid-major program that simply has no chance of keeping up… well, you’re way off.
Mack Brown said that. That would be this Mack Brown.
Despite his call for a cap on support staff, Brown made several new additions to his own support staff this offseason, including hiring away a member of Saban’s staff at Alabama.
“What we did is we were looking at ways to improve our staff,” Brown said. “So we brought in a recruiting coordinator from Alabama named Patrick Suddes, and he’s done a tremendous job for us.”
Next on Mack’s agenda is a rule limiting the number of hours a head coach can spend thinking about his job. Because Saban is obsessed and maybe there should be a cap or a number to make it more fair across the board.