Cecil Hurt and Ben Jones wrap up the “Road to Saban” podcast series with a look back at the coaching search that led to Nick Saban. They discuss Rich Rodriguez, Steve Spurrier and the process that led to Saban as well as some of the lessons learned through the 24 seasons between Coach Paul W. “Bear” Bryant and Nick Saban. They also answer reader questions about former Alabama assistant Bill Oliver, the brick in Bill Curry’s office and the possibility of hiring Pat Dye or Les Miles to be coach at Alabama.
“Road to Saban”
Episode 1: End of the Bryant Era
Episode 2: The Ray Perkins Era
Episode 3: Bill Curry’s 3 Alabama seasons
Episode 4: Gene Stallings returns Alabama to the top
Episode 5: Mike DuBose makes mistakes
Episode 6: Dennis Franchione arrives; the NCAA hits hard
Episode 7: Mike Price’s hiring and firing
Episode 8: Mike Shula returns under dire circumstances
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