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The thing about UAB that's different from most other small schools, is that they're in Alabama, and with state funding there, any dollar that goes to UAB is one less dollar that can go to Bama. And when the son of Bear Bryant is in charge of the state Board of Trustees there, it's not hard to see why they'd want every dollar to go to Bama.

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Good point, Irishguy. It's just a shame for the young men committed to play there. I mentioned this in the thread in the Open Forum but I'm sure they'll be able to transfer without penalty and the school should honor hte scholarships of those that truly want their degree.

 

I too, would not be surprised to see this happening at other smaller schools as well.

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Good point, Irishguy. It's just a shame for the young men committed to play there. I mentioned this in the thread in the Open Forum but I'm sure they'll be able to transfer without penalty and the school should honor hte scholarships of those that truly want their degree.

 

I too, would not be surprised to see this happening at other smaller schools as well.

 

Several years ago, UAB had a deal in place to hire Jimbo Fisher as their head coach. However, Alabama was about to fire their head coach and woo Nick Saban. Bryant's son singlehandedly torpedoed the Fisher hire at UAB so that he would be available for Saban to hire as his OC, as that was a huge flag to woo Saban there.

 

When he was at LSU, Saban's offensive coordinator was Jimbo Fisher. If he's going to return to college football, his choice for offensive coordinator would likely be Fisher. By making Fisher its head coach, UAB would have stood in the way of that, making the Alabama job less attractive to Saban. Alabama can't afford that.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/9891201/little-bear-bryant-crosses-line-again-in-denying-uab

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Several years ago, UAB had a deal in place to hire Jimbo Fisher as their head coach. However, Alabama was about to fire their head coach and woo Nick Saban. Bryant's son singlehandedly torpedoed the Fisher hire at UAB so that he would be available for Saban to hire as his OC, as that was a huge flag to woo Saban there.

 

 

http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/story/9891201/little-bear-bryant-crosses-line-again-in-denying-uab

 

Wow. Reprehensible. Kudos to him for single-handedly dismantling a football program. Yeah, it is UAB, but at it's roots it is 85 kids a year who aren't going to get a college education.

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Wow. Reprehensible. Kudos to him for single-handedly dismantling a football program. Yeah, it is UAB, but at it's roots it is 85 kids a year who aren't going to get a college education.

 

Maybe those 85 scolly's go to other sports. Football isn't everything.

 

Male sports outside of football, basketball, baseball have been decimate by title IX because all the stole's go to football.

 

I am all for schools giving up football.

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Maybe those 85 scolly's go to other sports. Football isn't everything.

 

Male sports outside of football, basketball, baseball have been decimate by title IX because all the stole's go to football.

 

I am all for schools giving up football.

 

It will take time for that kind of culture shift, for small schools to give up football. The kind of athlete who goes to UAB to play football might not be a multisport athlete, call it a hunch.

 

Still, if that money is used to give more opportunities to kids in other sports, more the good.

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Maybe those 85 scolly's go to other sports. Football isn't everything.

 

Male sports outside of football, basketball, baseball have been decimate by title IX because all the stole's go to football.

 

I am all for schools giving up football.

 

That money isn't going to other sports. That money is simply going back into the university coffers. If it was going completely to other sports, they would've kept football as it has a remote chance of returning some of that money. Not so with other new sports.

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It's not rational that all schools be in D1 football, or football at all. It is a capital intensive, schollie intensive, sport.

 

Think of it this way... does every school offer a medical program? NO.

 

It would be more rational if all D-1 programs had the same access to a post season playoff like they do in basketball and all other sports. That's what's sad and that's what's bullsh** about the whole college football system. It's F'ed from top to bottom.

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It would be more rational if all D-1 programs had the same access to a post season playoff like they do in basketball and all other sports. That's what's sad and that's what's bullsh** about the whole college football system. It's F'ed from top to bottom.

 

There's a lot of BS and sadness in the college football system... playoffs is the among the lowest of concerns.

 

If you want a playoff system... Div 2 has one. I don't know how teams are ranked.

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There's a lot of BS and sadness in the college football system... playoffs is the among the lowest of concerns.

 

If you want a playoff system... Div 2 has one. I don't know how teams are ranked.

 

Short sighted response... No access to playoff means no money and no exposure. No money means you can't keep coaches or build facilities which means you cant compete in recruiting. Without recruits you cant compete... Its catch-22 BS that violates antitrust laws. Too bad congress is too corrupt and in the back pockets of the BCS programs.

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No BS... Paul "bear" Bryant's son or grandson is on the board of trustees at the UofA Tuscaloosa, who believe it or not, is in charge of the financial oversite at UAB...and was the one who lobbied hard to shut down UAB.

 

Meaning, this is the exact reason why the ncaa exists...to protect their members.

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it would be more rational if all d-1 programs had the same access to a post season playoff like they do in basketball and all other sports. That's what's sad and that's what's bullsh** about the whole college football system. It's f'ed from top to bottom.

 

this!......

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No BS... Paul "bear" Bryant's son or grandson is on the board of trustees at the UofA Tuscaloosa, who believe it or not, is in charge of the financial oversite at UAB...and was the one who lobbied hard to shut down UAB.

 

Meaning, this is the exact reason why the ncaa exists...to protect their members.

 

And guess who's taking the heat for this action. The UAB administration.

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No BS... Paul "bear" Bryant's son or grandson is on the board of trustees at the UofA Tuscaloosa, who believe it or not, is in charge of the financial oversite at UAB...and was the one who lobbied hard to shut down UAB.

 

Meaning, this is the exact reason why the ncaa exists...to protect their members.

 

I believe it's the same board of trustees for all puicly funded universities in the state, which is how they have the power over UAB.

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Wow. Reprehensible. Kudos to him for single-handedly dismantling a football program. Yeah, it is UAB, but at it's roots it is 85 kids a year who aren't going to get a college education.

 

Apparently, the kids on scholarships will have them honored. One ray of good news.

 

UAB said it would honor the coaching contracts and player scholarships of those affected. Per NCAA bylaws, players wishing to transfer will not be forced to sit out a season.

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Maybe those 85 scolly's go to other sports. Football isn't everything.

 

Male sports outside of football, basketball, baseball have been decimate by title IX because all the stole's go to football.

 

I am all for schools giving up football.

 

Huh? All for schools to give up football - yet you have thousands of posts on a college football blog...

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Huh? All for schools to give up football - yet you have thousands of posts on a college football blog...

 

really? obviously not all schools, but the ones that cant afford it... often schools choose distribute limited schollies to football at the expense of other athletic programs, like gymnastics, or wrestling...

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