Kids can’t keep a secret.

Nick Saban’s last two defensive coordinators are making big money as head coaches at other SEC schools now, with nary a whimper from the Sabanator about how that puts Alabama at a strategic disadvantage.

A backup center close to completing the requirements for his master’s degree, though?  DEFCON 5, lads!


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30 responses to “Kids can’t keep a secret.

  1. Nashville West

    Actually Senator, DEFCON 5 is the lowest state of readiness and signifies normal status. DEFCON 1 is the highest state of alert and is the highest level before nuclear war. I think that you intended to use DEFCON 1, not DEFCON 5.


  2. ASEF

    BK’s looking at Auburn and Tennessee? Maybe Nick’s just looking out for the kid. 🙂

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    I think a graduate with eligibility left should be a free agent…

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    • Macallanlover

      I agree except for teams on the schedule for the remainder of his eligibility. Good call by Saban. Many fine institutions available to the athletes.

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      • Cousin Eddie

        But since he can’t, or hasn’t yet, contractually block a coach from going somewhere and landing on the schedule that is ok, I guess. I mean who can do more damage a coach who has been on staff for all the meetings and goings on or a player who hasn’t caught on good enough to hit the field yet?


      • Sam Johnson

        That’s just wrong. The kid should be able to pursue his education wherever he wants. He’s a student, remember, not an employee.

        What’s also wrong is that former employees can go wherever they want without restrictions, but students can’t. How is that logical or just?

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      • Free agents sign with teams on their former team’s schedule. Not sure why a kid who has completed his academic obligation to his current school can’t go wherever he likes.

        Little Nicky, once again, is a control freak douche.


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  4. Uglydawg

    Crazy situation. There must be a fair solution. I hope they care enough about him to find it.


  5. 209

    Redshirt SOPHOMORE and was graduated and almost finished Masters degree, this young man should be able to go anywhere he would like


  6. ATL Dawg

    Coaches make millions and go wherever they want, whenever they want. The players get almost nothing and are told where they can go and how long they have to sit out.

    But at least it’s not like that evil NFL, right? Right? Anybody?


  7. ASEF

    Side issue: the SEC’s policy on this is lame.

    Either open it up as a matter of conference policy or close it down. This “the conference doesn’t allow kids to transfer within conference unless the coach grants an exception” isn’t a policy at all. It’s a punt.


  8. JCDAWG83

    I don’t understand how the conference can have this rule. A kid gets a scholarship to go to college. The kid goes to college and obtains a degree. The kid then wants to go to another college to get a masters degree, a pretty common thing for college kids to do. At this point, the college seems to be out of the picture entirely to me. The kid came to school, took the classes and graduated, end of story. The kid should be a complete free agent if he has any eligibility left. If not, the rules should be changed so that a kid who has not completed his undergrad degree after four years of playing should still be eligible to play until he graduates and if he wants to get a masters degree, his eligibility and scholarship should be extended until he completes his masters degree.


  9. chuck

    It’s going to be interesting to see how Kirby handles this situation when he has the depth that Saban has.


  10. I am in favor of allowing players to transfer in all circumstances to anywhere they want to go and with no restrictions.

    However, is he coming to Athens? Will this help UGA? Doesn’t look like it so let it drag out as long as possible with as much contentiousness as possible.