Kinda a twin to the Pink Slip thread, this is the thread to discuss the coaching searches ongoing in Sports. My originating post is going to deal with Alabama's NCAAF search, but feel free to bring in the upcoming NFL vacancies and any upcoming other sporting vacancies that you want filled. In response to Heels: (ref the Alabama Fiasco) You are quite correct that the Alabama fanbase is very split ATM, you see some of us seem to think that the Bear is going to descend form Heaven and have us win another 12 or so National Championships (BoT and Mal Moore included). I myself am a realist, I want a good coach who can win 9-10 games a season make a run at the West every year and play Georgia, Tennessee, or Florida at the championship every couple years win it sometimes. Most of all I want a guy thats going to come and STAY, not be ran out of town (like Stallings) or jump ship (Fran), or be canned (everyone else) In short: Alabama Candidates I think are hireable: My two favorites are: Paul Johnson: the man is doing very well at Navy, and has won some DIVII championships with a once bottom feeding Ga. Southern team. Also he beat Ohio States coach on a regular basis as Ga. Southerns coach when Tressel coached Youngstown. Jimbo Fisher: the man can recruit, he deserves a shot at the big time, and from what I hear isnt very happy with Les Miles at LSU, he knows the SEC. Was very disappointed UAB didn't hire him as HC. Ok, closing, Saban isnt coming. He may be fired from the Dolphins (new management and bad record) the man is a control freak and the Alabama BoT and Mal doesnt want to give up power. Also Saban is basically the personification of "Have Gun will Travel" he's a mercenary and will win a lot of games IF he came, but he will serve us Francakes (their really good but gone fast) in the end. Also, most coaches in the NFL (which Alabama seems to be waiting on) wont be loyal to the program and will win a lot, but head back to the NFL after a couple of seasons, leaving us with another coaching search.