Rob384 Points Member Joined: Oct 29, 2018 Messages: 176 Likes Received: 324 Nov 4, 2019 #21 I wrote this in another thread but the the two top things a Division 1 Football Coach needs to do is Develop Players and Win. And why this era might be worse than the Hackett era is that he actually sent some players to the League and they had nice careers. But Buddy was such a horrible coach (and stubborn) that he didn't have success record wise here. Helton, meanwhile, is a much nicer person than Hackett (at least on the surface) but has done a much bigger disservice to the University and program because his players are not getting developed, not moving on, and here not winning. For as much of a bum Sark ended up being, he could recruit. He left Helton a full cupboard, but how many of those guys moved on and were drafted high. Heck, even watching Darnold right now, I can't help but think about how he really did not get developed while here. And he's paying the price now. In short, great article. I believe this game was a blessing in disguise. It was always my fear that SC would win out, go to the Rose Bowl and we would have to endure Helton vs. Saban again. But at least now, there is no way that can happen (It can't, can it?). I have trust in this new regime. I find it as no small coincedence that Swann was let go at the end of September, a New AD a month later and we will have a new coach in a one month. As long as that coach has a good 3 weeks to flip recruits back, we will be fine. BTW--- Urban's first call will be to Bryce Young. And he will say... Remember Chris Leak and how well he did for me at Florida? That can be you. PVtrojan, Troianus Acies, Peete2Affholter and 3 others like this.