Name that caption, a Glanville, a Jones and a Saban walk into a bar edition

Never occurred to me that these three were on the same coaching staff.

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By the way, here’s a story from the linked ESPN piece:

KIRBY SMART IS an assistant under Saban at LSU in his late 20s, working long and grueling hours. One day, Saban calls his staff together. Something is bothering him, and it’s not the game plan for Florida. He wants to offer some advice to his coaches. “All you young guys had better hurry up and figure out who you’re going to get married to because if you’re not careful, you’ll be sitting on the porch alone when you’re 60,” says Saban, who’s been together with his wife, Terry, since they were in high school.

The lecture sticks with Smart. When Saban leaves to coach the Dolphins, Smart takes a job at Georgia, where he meets Mary Beth, a former Bulldogs basketball player working in the athletic department. They get married a year after they start dating. Smart rejoins Saban in Miami the same year, then moves with him to Alabama.

After nine seasons with Saban, Smart becomes the coach at Georgia. In 2017, the Bulldogs defeat Auburn in the SEC championship game, earning a spot in the College Football Playoff. Smart is on his way to watch tape when his phone rings. It’s Saban, calling to congratulate his protégé. Smart is stunned.

“I thought it was very thoughtful that he did that,” Smart says. “I’m sure Miss Terry made him do it. That’s OK too.”

The Process is everywhere.

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23 responses to “Name that caption, a Glanville, a Jones and a Saban walk into a bar edition

  1. JS

    I hate how much I kinda like Saban.

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  2. Hmm. But shouldn’t every SEC coach call with their congratulations for beating Auburn?

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  3. He’s the greatest college coach of all-time, and one could certainly make the argument that he’s the greatest football coach of all-time on any level. I personally love his maniacal work ethic and attention to detail, along with his inate intelligence.

    Maybe I’m nuts, but I think I’d love to work with or for someone like him, as it would only make me better at my craft.

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    • Derek

      Is it ok to:

      bring Jonathan Taylor on campus?
      to falsely claim that Taylor was admitted academically?
      to complain, after he was arrested for the same damn thing, that the single regret was that Taylor was let go before getting “due process of law.”
      to renege on Darius Philon on signing day?
      to have double the medical redshirts in your program than the rest of the country combined?
      to give a medical redshirt to an OL in April who is playing for Jax State in August?

      I’m not somebody who thinks you get to high places by standing on people’s heads. It send exactly the wrong message. The path to success isn’t fucking over anyone in your way. I don’t honor it one iota.

      I hate the guy and I always will.

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      • Derek

        FWIW: bringing Taylor on campus is at least as bad if not worse than what Urban is accused of right now. They didn’t even contact anyone in Georgia; police or the AA about Taylor. All they knew is he was 6’6″ 335. They couldn’t have cared less what female he beat before or who he’d be a threat to when he arrived on campus.

        Saban’s a scumbag.

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  4. stoopnagle

    As I “died hard” Oilers fan, I can’t believe we never won a Super Bowl and Nick Saban was on our staff. That must be some kind of testament to how horrible an owner Bud Adams truly was.

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    • Derek

      Blame Glanville. He was great turning a 2-14 team into a playoff team, but he couldn’t win playoff games. The run and shoot just doesn’t get the job done against good, focused defenses.

      Never won a division. 0-4 in playoff games.

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      • Clayton Davis

        Houston defeated Cleveland in the 1988 AFC wild card game.

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          • Biggus Rickus

            He was 2-4 otherwise, if you don’t want to count that one. He won a wild card game against Seattle in ’87 and one in ’91 with the Falcons. And while I do think the Run and Shoot is too limited an offense to win big on its own, he also wasn’t blessed with an overabundance of defensive talent in those years.

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            • Derek

              Perhaps my research was too cursory.

              Still no championships of any kind: Division, Conference or League.

              Like I said he was great for a reclamation project but as soon as you reach .500, you need a real football coach.

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      • Clayton Davis

        Glanville didn’t install the Run and shoot in Houston. He had a special “gun” package, but the Run and Shoot came with Jack Pardee in 1990.

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        • Derek

          Do you know who June Jones is? He’s the guy in the middle.

          He IS the run and shoot.

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          • Clayton Davis

            Nah. Mouse Davis is the one who really brought it along and June Jones adapted it from him. But they didn’t really commit to it in the same way with Glanville’s Oilers’ teams, where Jones was a QB coach, not OC.

            Jack Pardee installed it as a full-time offense when he brought it from the UofH Cougars in 1990. He had Davis as an OC when Pardee was head coach for the USFL Houston Gamblers.

            An unfortunate side-effect of this conversation is that I now have the Houston Oilers fight song stuck in my head.

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            • Clayton Davis

              https://www.si.com/vault/1990/11/05/123008/the-big-moon-launch-all-systems-are-go-for-warren-moon-in-the-oilers-run-and-shoot-offense

              In 1987 the quarterback coach was June Jones, who had been with Mouse Davis, the modern-day architect of the run-and-shoot, in the USFL. The Oilers called the run-and-shoot the Red Gun, but it was used as a mixer, not a steady diet. When Jones joined Davis in Detroit in 1989, Glanville hired Gilbride—Moon’s fifth position coach in six years.

              “Jerry’s system was to let June and then Kevin handle the concept, the game plan,” says Moon. “He would let them do all the work during the week, and then on Sunday, Jerry would take over the play-calling. It was done by instinct! He would say, ‘This series we’re gonna open it up in a no-huddle and surprise ’em. Next series we’re gonna punish ’em, run the lead draw right down the field. The next series we’re gonna open it up again. You got me? You thinking with me?’ O.K., Jerry.”

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  5. AusDawg85

    Caption: “The starring cast for Smokey and the Bandit 4 was set but the movie never got off the starting block.”

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  6. Cousin Eddie

    Caption: ” The Oilers had it all; Defense, Offense and Elvis.”

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  7. Bulldog Joe

    “The Traveling Wilburys, circa 1988.”

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