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R.I.P., Lou Saban

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by pseudo, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Longtime football coach Lou Saban dies at 87

    Sad news in quite a few football towns this morning.

    Add: longer AP obit
  2. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Just saw him last week on NFL Films' Lost Treasures.
    "You're gonna get it done. You're gonna get it done. What's more...you've GOTTA get it done!"
  3. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Wish he was on the Wall of Fame in Orchard Park -- he certainly should have been, after delivering back-to-back AFL titles -- but Mr. Wilson could never get past the fact that Saban walked out on him twice.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    A distant cousin, I believe, of Mr. Sweetness in Tuscaloosa. ;)
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    That is correct. Nick's middle name is Lou.
  6. Without Saban arriving before them and cleaning up a disaster, Howard Schnellenberger and Jimmy Johnson's legacies would be considerably different.
  7. part-timer

    part-timer Member

    I had the privledge of working with Lou at one of his many stops. While it was brief (most of his stops were, of course), he was great to work with. I stayed in touch with him for a couple of years after he left and was always concerned about my well being, both professionally and personally.

    RIP, Lou, and thank you.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    A wisecrack basically cost him that job. After his first season, three Miami players threw a young Jewish man into a lake near campus. Saban's response: ""Getting thrown in the lake? Sounds like fun to me." He resigned after the following season.
  9. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    He gave O.J. the damn ball, and for that I will be forever grateful. RIP.
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Roomed with his nephew in college.. actually, think it was a nephew twice removed... Saban family is indeed extended...
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    As a professional wanderer myself, I always admired Saban. RIP.
  12. mpcincal

    mpcincal Well-Known Member

    I think Heaven needed someone to take over its head-coaching position, and Saban figured "Well, I've coached just about everywhere else..."

    RIP, and, I'm not sure, but is he the one in that classic NFL Films clip going "They're killing me out there, Whitey, they're killing me."?
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