You come at the king…

Boy, I can’t wait to read The Daily Mississipian’s Ben Miller’s next hot take.

As is the case every single season when the Ole Miss Rebels are about to face off against the Crimson Tide, the traditions, the narratives and the hatred are at the forefront. As “Bama Hate Week” turns into Bama game day, we’ve heard everything we could have possibly heard about the matchup. From nasty sheet signs aimed at Nick Saban and his family to Tide fans incessantly touting the 66-3 scoreline from last season over Rebel fans, it is quite a week to be a college football fan.

Among the madness, there is but one sentence that few have been brave enough to say: Nick Saban is an overrated head coach. Stay with me. I am perfectly willing to admit that Alabama would not have gotten to where they are currently without Saban’s tremendous recruiting talents that resulted in him having a dominant football team early in his career. What I am not willing to say, however, is anything that would make it sound like Saban is even close to being the greatest college football coach to ever live.

I can only imagine what an Alabama with a truly great coach would have done to Ole Miss in the first half last night.

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25 responses to “You come at the king…

  1. Dawglicious

    “Saban has found a way, even with these circumstances, to not win the national championship every season.”

    Yeah, he’s not very good. lol

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  2. Jim

    I could easily see them 15-0 champions. We may be well equipped to challenge them but I would like our chances at all if we played next week

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    • Jim

      **would NOT like our chances

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    • Brandon

      I agree, if Tua stays healthy, I think they are 15-0 material,and could end up being considered one of college football’s all-time great teams. I mean, their redshirt senior, senior, junior, and sophomore classes were all #1. Our freshman class is #1 and our sophomore class is #3, our junior class is #6, and I think our senior class is #9, in 2019 and 2020 we may be battling them on more even terms but in the here and now, with their major upgrade at quarterback from Hurts to Tua, we would need some good fortune, like at least + 3-4 turnovers, a special teams score and/or defensive touchdown, etc. to beat them, and if it happens once (which I would take) it dang sure ain’t going to happen twice and we’ll have to beat them twice this year I am afraid.

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      • Jim

        We could be so fortunate to have to beat them twice

        I don’t think we will see both participants in the SECCG in the playoff. Whoever wins the SEC will appropriately be able to argue that they should not have to beat the loser of the SECCG twice to win the natty. And I’d agree with them, even if that means we get left out

        Ain’t nobody beating Alabama this year if Tua stays upright and I’d rather not have the humiliation of losing to them twice

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        • AusDawg85

          Kirby has to figure out how to get Kentucky into the SECCG and let them be our only loss in another sneaky throwaway game move. Tanned, ready and rested for the playoffs!

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  3. Tronan

    Yeah, except for perpetual national championship contention, multiple titles, consistent top 3 recruiting classes, dozens of players in the NFL, and several former assistants in the head coaching ranks, what the hell has Nick Saban ever done?

    To quote Ric Flair, you don’t have to like him, but, brother, he is the best thing going today.

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  4. Granthams replacement

    X and Os Saban is very good. At Recruiting he is the best. His recruiting has gotten him all the trophies.

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  5. Cojones

    The need to find something wrong with Saban is strong. Maria said that he called her and apologized before she left the parking lot to catch a plane and before he was excoriated by the national press and many of us.

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    • Macallanlover

      OK, but your first, and strongest instinct was to be an ass. It is on display too often to ignore. In his mid-sixties he should be better than that. He didn’t even hear the question before he fired. Will go down as one of the better coaches, but wouldn’t have made it far up many organizational charts in top companies, imo.

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  6. Will Trane

    How dumb can this man be?
    There is no poll saying Saban is and has been the greatest college coach of all time.
    There is consensus he is very good at coaching, assembling a staff, assembling a roster of players, very good at giving interviews, and running a college program.
    As I recall the Rebs beat him a few years ago.
    But the past two years the Tide has crushed the Rebs.
    What Ben should do is simply check the comments coming from the Reb fan base about DC McGriff and the Rebs HC.
    Watched last nights game for a few minutes…all I could take…Tide is very good, the Rebs coaching staff is a joke!! Watch the Reb sideline. Look at the coaches faces and the execution of the plays. Fog!!!
    Today, this is what happens in America if you are a failure and you are not willing to take account of yourself and make changes.
    If the Reb coaching staff had Bama’s players last night they would still have lost.
    Time for the supporters and fan base at two D1 programs need to make a change in a hurry…Ole Miss and FSU…just watch the play and coaching,
    So let’s answer Ben’s question.
    If you were a 4 or 5 star recruit would you go to Alabama or Ole Miss, or even FSU.
    Further proof go back and watch some clips of Bama in Saban’s first two years. Yes it is recruiting, but it is a whole lot of coaching.

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    • Greg

      “If the Reb coaching staff had Bama’s players last night they would still have lost.”

      I’d say you are wrong there…. Will “Can’t Stop A” Trane. Bet Louisanna Monroe would disagree with you also.

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  7. I don’t know who Ben Miller is. But I do know that he is an idiot.

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  8. Macallanlover

    I mean no disrespect, they look to be a helluva team, it will take great effort and some good fortune to beat them, but I think they stumble, at least once. Could be the regular season, could be in the SECCG, but unbeaten seasons are rare when you face 3-4 teams at various points of the year that have VG talent. They haven’t faced any adversity yet, they will.

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  9. RedHotChiliDawg

    They have looked extremely good so far. At the moment, I wouldn’t be all that optimistic about our chances if we had to play them. I am expecting us to continue looking better as the season progresses and hope that by the end of the year we are capable of playing at their level, but it will take us playing at our highest potential to do it.

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    • Macallanlover

      Agree with you now. Hope we improve, we have enough talent. We had it last year but let it slip away, blew it in the 2nd half. Yeah, there were some calls that aided that but we could have put it out of reach on our own.

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  10. Bulldog Joe

    Ole Miss is not a good measuring stick so it is too early to provide a good evaluation on Alabama.

    Southern Illinois put up over 40 points on the Rebels.

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  11. Jack Burton

    Alabama is ridiculously good. But I like our chances 2.5 months away.

    It is funny that the dawgs have scored 40 in all 3 games…only to be topped by 50 in each by Bama. Saban at his best.

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