Not goin’ anywhere

At least not any time soon.

What’s the over/under on the number of wins Kirbs gets over his mentor in the next eight seasons?

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50 responses to “Not goin’ anywhere

  1. I think once Kirby gets one, they will start with regularity.

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  2. biggity ben

    I personally think this is a recruiting ploy. Even the great Nick Saban might have trouble locking down a top recruit if his future is in question. I don’t think Saban stays this long. This is a ruse so he can keep raking in blue chippers. I think he up and announces retirement well before this date.

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    • miltondawg

      Agreed. This is to keep Jimbo and Kirby from winning those close recruiting battles by saying that Nick is probably close to hanging it up.

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    • That’s totally what this is. I have no reason to believe he won’t coach out the string if possible, but the passing of time is not Little Nicky’s friend at this point. I’m glad for him that his health enables him to be able to continue to work productively. All it takes is one slip of the tongue (think the OBS’s comment) for recruiting to spin out of control.

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    • Russ

      Of course this is for recruiting but I wouldn’t bet against him. He’s pushing 70 and looks 55.

      That said, I think Kirby is about to get over the hump and I can see some epic Georgia-Bama battles coming.

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  3. IMO, we have too much wishful thinking about Saban retiring. Nothing about him or his personality makes me think he’s going to voluntarily walk away at any point. I think the more likely scenario is a health issue requires him to retire. (Note: I don’t wish that on him or his family, I’m just saying it’s more likely that he’s going to be forced to retire than do it voluntarily.)

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    • gurkhadawg

      Bingo. It’s what guys like Saban live for. If he retired he would be absolutely miserable. What’s he supposed to do, sit on his ass at his lake house? I think he sold that. Productive work is the most satisfying, life affirming thing a person can do. Besides, I want to beat Bama while Saban is there. How sweet is that going to be?

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      • californiadawg

        I think he’d do the ESPN circuit commentator circuit, which he surprisingly seems to enjoy doing.

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  4. Skeptic Dawg

    Zero

    Nick Saban is one of the greatest coaches in college football history, if not the very best. I love what Kirby has done in his time in Athens, but he is not Saban. This is not a knock on Kirby, but rather a tip of the cap to Saban. There is a reason Saban has never lost to one of his former assistants…they are not as good as he is.

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    • Eventually Father Time catches up. It caught up to Bryant, Spurrier, Dooley, Bowden, Paterno, Dye, Schembechler, Hayes, etc. Unless Saban truly is a cyborg, it will catch him, too.

      Players (and their parents) will realize there’s no way Saban will be there to see them through to graduation. It will start (and has probably started) with whispers. Eventually, the media will talk seriously about it. Then, he starts to fight the narrative.

      I don’t know if Kirby gets a win before Saban steps down, but I would think if Kirby keeps the recruiting up as players decide not to go to Bama, he will get his win or more.

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      • Down Island Way

        This is pure unadulterated rat poison my friends, Ms.Terry called the trustees and said “Being around him during the pandemic was painful, please give him an extension, keep him over there for a few years”…if Ms. Terry ain’t happy…(well you know)…

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    • californiadawg

      As much as I might want to label you a relentless stone cold bummer at least you live your brand.

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  5. akascuba

    Sounds like we have a new annual rivalry game in December.

    Was Tom Osborne was the only college coach to go out on top?

    It’s going to be awful hard for the GOAT to walk away. He’s earned it I hope he doesn’t stay too long. This contract if fulfilled would probably be too long.

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  6. munsonlarryfkajim

    Maybe i’m a masochist or something, but i prefer we complete our ascent to the pinnacle while Saban is still on top. I don’t want to feel like the only reason we reached it is because he retired.

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  7. bucketheridge

    Three.

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  8. timberridgedawg

    So Nick is saying he’s not planning to coach into his 80’s.

    LOL Bill Snyder went till he was 79.

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  9. PTC DAWG

    IF they want to throw money at him, I don’t blame him for agreeing to take it.

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  10. charlottedawg

    Kirby’s got to get the first one before we can talk about how many

    That being said 8 or more would be nice.

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  11. This could wind up as a helluva 30For30 episode.

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  12. dawgphan34

    I would guess the over under on something like that would be 3.5.

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  13. Salty Dawg

    I cannot express in words my despondency over this news (insert all cuss words here).

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  14. Dawg in Austin

    3.5
    We should play them in 2 more regular season games, 5 more SEC championships (since both teams don’t win their respective divisions every year), and one more playoff game, so IF Saban lasts 8 years I can see UGA v Bama in 8 more games.

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    • stoopnagle

      Man, I hope we’re not playing them twice in the regular season between 2026-28.

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      • Dawg in Austin

        Between now and 2028 we will. And actually those will likely be the years since we just played them recently.

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  15. RangerRuss

    The Dawgs and Kirby’s first win over Saban will be this 4 December. The second win? Sometime in January 2022. From then on the victories over Bama will be as expected and predictable as the tide (pun intended). Before that eight year contract expires Little Nicky will have been long retired, sitting in a swivel chair on the balcony of his Lake Burton boathouse, drinking Natty Lites and throwing the cans at fisherman that get too close, hollering at squirrels and mumbling some shit about being the GOAT.
    Go Dawgs!

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  16. Greg

    If Bill Snyder can do it, would be a piece of cake for Saban……but WDFDIK.

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  17. Teacher Martin

    Can you say zero?

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  18. legatedawg

    Sounds like someone is snaking north into Paterno territory, hopefully without the same “collateral damage.”

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  19. stoopnagle

    Well, we’re not playing them in the regular season for at least 5 years. That leaves SECCG and you never know how that shakes out. The last 5 times we’ve been we played LSU, Bama, Auburn, Bama, LSU.

    I think we will make it at least 3 of the next 5; I expect Alabama to be in it at least as many times. Let’s just say 3 (since we all know we’re going 5 IAR,B!).

    My guess is we’ll play them 6 times in the next 8 years. I don’t have it in me to think what beating Alabama is going to be like.

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    • akascuba

      stoop,
      I was in Tuscaloosa when Billy Bennett kicked the game winner into our end zone. Two Dawgs maybe mid 70’s were crying. I heard one say he never thought he would live long enough to see his Dawgs win in Tuscaloosa. He said we had until then only beaten them in Birmingham.

      Not sure if it was that trip or the next one when the frat house dropped the sign Beat the Dawgs like Mike Vick. It didn’t stay up longer than the UGA fan wearing a prison outfit carrying a sign Parole Tide. Good times with a happy ending.

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