“We treat ‘em good.”

Really, if you’re a high school football player who believes you’re good enough to play on Sundays one day, how could you not be impressed with the way Nick Saban relates to NFL scouts?

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Filed under Nick Saban Rules, The NFL Is Your Friend.

27 responses to ““We treat ‘em good.”

  1. Dolly Llama

    I know there’s a way to turn this into a “fire Richt” thread, I just know it. I can’t immediately see how, but I know some folks here will find a way.

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    • Jack Klompus

      Hope is not a strategy. 😜

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    • UGA85

      As one of those to whom you are referring, I would like to note that there is plenty of anger on both sides of this argument. When your alma mater goes so long between championships and appears to make so little progress, people tend to get upset. Some of us get mad at the media, some get mad at other fans, but most either blame B-M (“the Georgia Way”), or the coaching staff. These, as best I can tell, are the two main targets. And those who blame B-M are usually just as vitriolic and personal as those who blame the coaches. The “Fire McGarity” crowd and the “Fire Richt” crowd seems to be what we are becoming. To look for common ground, my point is that most everyone is upset, even embarrassed at times, and few look at UGA and want everything to just stay the same. We all see that we have to get better and that changes need to be made. We just disagree on the process. Just my two cents.

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      • Dolly Llama

        Are you so angry that you cannot let a single thread pass by without expressing those feelings? That’s more what I was talking about.

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        • UGA85

          Well, you first wrote the phrase “Fire Richt” into this thread. I would not have responded otherwise. And I did not mean to respond in anger; I apologize if I did.

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          • GaskillDawg

            He didn’t make you respond. Look, his point was that there are some folks so obsessed with firing Richt that they will interject that sentiment into every thread. Those harboring feelings that the UGA program will improve with a change in coaches can prove it is reason, not obsession, that motivates their thoughts by not taking his bait.

            Pointing out that “the fire McGarity crowd is overly obsessed, too!!!” do not diminish your obsession to interject a fire Richt comment.

            I learned as a young trial lawyer that even if I knew I had a winning case, sometimes it helped me not to take every bait and silence worked best in some circumstances.

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            • simpl_matter

              I recall Gerry Spence saying something to that effect, destroying your opponent at every opportunity can have the opposite effect when verdict-time rolls around.

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            • UGA85

              I appreciate the philosophical advice. I understand that he did not make me respond and I did not make you respond. Silence did not work for either of us this time, I guess.

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              • Gaskilldawg

                There was no suggestion that I was obsessed with giving philosophical advice that I verified by giving philosophical advice.

                WhIle you are correct that the Senator does not make anyone post anything, you totally missed the point.

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    • Uglydawg

      It all depends on if Chilidawg is vertical yet.

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  2. MLB2

    My father(Bama grad) told a business associate(UGA fan) to enjoy his national championship in 1980 because he would never live to see them win another one while my father would watch Bama win multiple titles due to the fact that UGA was not elite at football and never would be because they weren’t committed. The UGA fan died last month. My father’s arrogance sickens me but he’s right. Until the Dawgs are able to assemble talent like Bama, the playing field won’t be level regardless of the coach or AD. You can only hope to get lucky and catch them having a bad game like against UM and OSU the last two years.

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    • UGA85

      I wonder what your father would have said about Florida in 1980. A joke of a program with zero SEC titles and less commitment, by far, to football than UGA. Then, of course, comes Spurrier. How many SEC titles later, maybe three national titles later, and absolute domination over your hated rival. UGA. What is the reasoning here? Why not UGA?

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    • Al

      I think you hit the nail on the head. “Assemble talent like Bama”. I’m tired of hearing how Richt loses with so much talent. We have not had the talent on both lines of scrimmage that Bama has. That is where we lose. But it is changing, look at last years class and the potential of this years class. The lines will be a huge upgrade. Of course, we could fire our coaches in go back to ” top ten” recruiting ( 5th in SEC).

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  3. Ben

    “I think we’ve got 14 players off last year’s team in the NFL right now, and that’s more than any team in college football,” Malzahn said. “That speaks for itself.”

    Yeah, it says you’re a snake oil salesman who’s not very good at his job.

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    • GaskillDawg

      Exactly. That means he coached what is essentially an NFL team to an 8-5, 4-4 in conference, record. Great self-endorsement, most overrated coach in the league.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    To habituate and improve upon the digestive process, next year Nick will order his top chefs to serve the scouts brunch with comprisable menu items of two Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies ©2015 McKee Foods, one salad of iceberg lettuce, a slice of turkey, and some tomatoes.

    “Saban….[f]or breakfast, he eats two Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies; for lunch, a salad of iceberg lettuce, turkey, and tomatoes. The regular menu, he says, saves him the time of deciding what to eat each day, and speaks to a broader tendency to habituate his behaviors.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/nick-saban-eats-oatmeal-creme-pies-breakfast-every-152959098.html

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  5. Uglydawg

    I’ve said it before. The situation at Alabama is different than any other SEC school. The Alabama football program is to the State of Alabama what Mount Everest is to the Nepalese. The money, the emotion, the energy, the focus, the law, and everything else in Alabamastan is dedicated by and large to that football program.
    It’s even bigger than the Big Chicken is to Marietta.
    It is Auburn’s unfortunate fate to be burdened with the task of trying to match up with ‘Bama.
    The rest of us don’t have to live like that. Most of us accept the reality that we can have a very good program that we can be proud of.
    But none of us will ever go out in the middle of the night and poison the oak trees at GT. Or throw a brick through the coaches window.
    I hope.

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    • GaskillDawg

      Thank you. We should not obsess over Alabama. Kids in Birmingham and Mobile are 7th generation Bama fans or Auburn fans. The majority are Alabama fans. All those kids want to play for Alabama. The ones that don’t play grow up to be legislators, mayors, police chiefs and other policy makers who are obsessed with doing what they can to keep the State resource going.

      Contrast that with the State of Georgia.

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      • UGA85

        I agree. We should probably obsess over Florida. That may be a better place to start, per my above post.

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        • Gaskilldawg

          It is healthier not to obsess over anything.

          By the way, did you know since Richt became UGA’s head coach we have played in the SEC championship game more times than Florida has, including this year. That right, Richt has won more East titles than UF has since 2001. I hate losing to those bastards but I am not obsessed with UF.

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    • I wouldn’t say never about our crazy fans. Some of ours rolled Murray’s house after a loss. Who does that shit!? Say what you will about Alabama fans shooting one another after a loss or rubbing their balls on LSU fans at the Krystal–but at least the players are off limits…

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  6. Debby Balcer

    Saban even has the OR going well notice they did not mention another school as open. I can’t believe there is not one.

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