I told Nick Saban one time, I said, ‘Nick, you don’t have to stay there until midnight and your teams would be just as good and win just as many.’ He said, ‘If I could do it the way you do it, I would, but I don’t feel comfortable unless I try to cover every base, every angle, be totally prepared.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s probably why you do it.’ When I come out there, I feel comfortable we are ready to play. We have our game plan in, going to call this, call that and so forth. Everybody is different as far as when they feel they are totally prepared.
Hatin’-Ass Spurrier continued:
If he worked longer hours “would we be 12-1 instead of 11-2? Oh, you’re kidding,” Spurrier said. “I haven’t heard anybody say that really, but if you wanted to, you can find faults with anybody if they don’t win them all. How many SECs has (Saban) won there in eight years? He’s won two. He’s won three nationals, but he’s only won two SECs in eight years. Now, if you had the No. 1 recruiting class every year and so forth, I don’t know if he has maxed out potentially as well as he could.”
And in 2012, Spurrier, when asked about Saban’s accomplishments in Tuscaloosa, essentially said it’s not a very hard task to win at Alabama.
This one doesn’t seem to make sense on the surface. The Cowboys have the NFL’s leading rusher from 2016 in rookie Ezekiel Elliott and one of the best offensive lines in football, so they’re set. But having Peterson share carries would ideally extend Elliott’s career length, and make an already scary offense even more fearsome. Of course, there’s also the whole thing about Peterson being from Texas.
Doug Martin has put just two full seasons together since entering the NFL, and the Bucs could use some more stability at the position. Martin was suspended for violating the NFL’s PED policy, and just hasn’t been able to stay on the field. A bruising back like Peterson could help Jameis Winston and company in Tampa.
The Texans would seem like a good fit. Peterson is from Texas, and the team seems like a quarterback away from being a true contender. The only problem here is, Lamar Miller is under contract through 2019, and still relatively young as he turns 26 next season. Still, Peterson coupled with Miller wouldn’t be a terrible looking backfield by any means.