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because he is a die-heart South Carolina guy. He wants to be a head coach but turned down the App. State job (the school he graduated from). He grew up in Camden and he has family in the area. He dreamed of coaching for South Carolina. He is living his dream and already making a lot of money doing it. He will have the opportunity, along with Ward, to be our next Head Coach.
It would be crazy if he turned down that interview with Saban. It is something you just have to do.
Spurrier could have gone to Bama and chose not to. I believe Spurrier sells Elliot on going for the SEC here and being close to home. I also hope Spurrier promotes him to "Offensive Coordinator" but I don't find it likely.
No way he turns down a job at Bama.
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By the way some of you have some sort of inferiority complex. Who cares if Alabama wants him? As soon as Saban leaves they could easily drop back into being average. Having two of the greatest college coaches of all time is the reason they have had so much success. Without those two, they are not nearly as storied as they are.
Alabama is a crappy state anyways.
Why? As I said, Spurrier did.
We will always be inferior to Alabama football. And dont give me the score to the 2010 game. There have won 3 out of the last 4 NC. I think that trumps that one win by us.
what about the running game and OL last year inspired you to think he is worth of the promotion. Is it because Saban is offering him the job, because I personally absolutely love Elliott, as a worker, recruiter and motivator but not so much as an OC at this point in the game.
Couldn't agree with you more. I know we're not Alabama. But Elliot is invested in this program, and coach Spurrier. Wish I could bet on the odds someone would give me about him leaving. The posts I'm reading I could make a lot of money
I will trust a coaches opinion like Saban and Spurrier over yours sorry. He is obviously good at what he does or Bama would not want him.
I think he'll go.
I also think it primes him for the HC spot when SOS retires. I'd love to have him as the head man here.
But, I will not be surprised at all if he turns them down and stays. He said he wanted to be here.
You've got to think there are deeper things here.
He turns down his alma mater to be their HC. He turns down UF for the O-line position and more money.
It's obvious if he stays at USC that he will get opportunities to move up here or get a HC offer in the next few years.
Only thing i can think is if I were in his shoes is how hard you have to work at recruiting now a days, and the fact that Saban get its. He recruits EVERYDAY. It's hard enough to beat Alabama, Florida, etc for top players, but when your boss isn't as active as the others you are already at a disadvantage.
He turned down the Steelers. Pittsburgh>Alabama
He turned down a chance to interview with the Steelers for a job he probably wasn't going to get. If he stays this time around its bc we offer him an associate head coach title and bump his pay to the 395k that the prior Bama guy was getting.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
Think he had a two year deal with it being 300k for 2012 and 315k next year.
I hope you are right. But I am afraid your head is in the sand.
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Going to Bama increases his recognition and improves his resume for a head coaching job tremendously imo. Thats why I think he will go. If Bama wants him he must be very good. Thats the common theme here and elsewhere.
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