A bridge too far for Nick Saban

Who’da thunk it ($$)?

In an ideal world, Saban would have loved to bring Jeremy Pruitt back to Alabama, but given the way Pruitt’s tenure ended at Tennessee, that couldn’t realistically happen. Instead, Pruitt is in the NFL coaching with the New York Giants.

Sounds like Pruitt’s going to be toiling in the fields for a while.

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25 responses to “A bridge too far for Nick Saban

  1. whybotherdude

    In a couple of years all will be forgiven and some dumbbutt AD will hire him to be a head coach again. Ain’t that the model?

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  2. Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

    Remember when that stupid redneck were telling people in Hillbillyville that if he got fired he’d just go back to Bama to live that buy-out life, like it was no big deal?

    Even though Pruitt is extremely stupid, I don’t think any of us would’ve honestly thought Fat Phil and Tennessee would prefer to burn down their entire football program in order to get rid of Pruitt.

    Think about that for a moment. Pruitt was so loathsome that the nuclear option was their only option. Instead of just paying his buyout, they hated Pruitt so much that mutually assured destruction was their only way out of the situation.

    Man… it just keeps getting funnier with each new piece of information!

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    • rigger92

      Love how this whole thing keeps getting legs. I wonder if Netflix is exploring a series. Hard to beat a “nuclear option” drama.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

        It’d have to be a black comedy, not a drama, to work. If so, sign me up!

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      • MagnusDawgus

        Maybe they can get a disheveled Harvey Keitel to play Phat Phil at the presser, wearing a sports coat over a pullover over a dress shirt blubbering about how Pruitt raised recruiting to another level, the ostensible reason for his firing.

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    • HirsuteDawg

      Ol’ Phil never intended to burn the place down. He intended to take over as head coach. He was an unintentional arsonist. Once he lit the match he couldn’t control the fire and burns up Pruitt, the staff, himself, the McDonald bags, the school’s reputation (such as it was), and any shreds of integrity that might have been hanging around.

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  3. Greg

    Pretty sure no one will understand his Sand Mountain accent.

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  4. Got Cowdog

    Pruitt is in New York? OMG He’ll fit right in.

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  5. MGW

    I’ll till the tundra of Siberia for the kind of money he’s making to not coach UT.

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    • aucarson

      Pruitt got a buyout???
      Did I miss something?

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    • Corch Irvin Meyers, Former Jags Corch (2024)

      Yeah, they burned down their program so he wouldn’t get his buy-out.

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      • ASEF

        They’ll end up paying a portion. Plus the lawyers to get it reduced.

        They paid UCF $6 million just for the rights to hire White and Heupel.

        This is going to go down as the Dumbest College Athletic Department Thing Ever, and that’s a category with both a high quantity and quality of competition.

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        • Texas Dawg

          This from an Athletic Department that if I remember correctly was not on the best financial footing to begin with. They had just gotten out of the red (6.5 million dollar deficit in 2018) and ran a small surplus in 2019 after finishing buyouts. They appear to be heading back to an even deeper hole that they will have to crawl out of with all the buyouts and legal fees to come.

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  6. W Cobb Dawg

    Jeremy Pruitt in New York City?! No doubt he’ll get the same welcome mat as King Kong and Godzilla…

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  7. Dawg19

    The only thing I hate about the Tennessee situation is that it’s not Florida.

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  8. Ozam

    Jeremy Pruitt may be an awful head coach and a dumbass, but the dude can coach defenses. He will be back as a D coordinator sooner than later.

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  9. Scotty King

    “Send me to hell or New York City, it’d be about the same to me” – Hank Williams, Jr.

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