I used to hate how Sam King would always write the exact opposite of everyone's opinions on everything but I tend to think that way sometimes so I'll throw this out and see what reaction ensues. I thought maybe I was crazy at the time for supporting Saban after Ole Miss (maybe because I supported Dinardo at the end also) but I kept thinking that game was just the way the ball bounces. Sometimes your team is better but you just lose. I didn't think it was that he was outcoached. Ole Miss had defensive weaknesses that forced us to run the ball more and it seemed like the right thing to do. Now, are we giving too much credit to Saban? Dinardo won when he had good coordinators (Watts and Reese) but the team fell apart when these guys left. Saban seems to be the defensive coordinator so it probably doesn't matter much the turnover we've had there. Yet the defense was not good last year (although they improved later). Last year's team won because of the best offense I've ever seen at LSU. Do you give credit to Saban for that? No, that would be mostly Jimbo Fisher, along with Davey, Reed, and others (guys Dinardo recruited). Looking back, I think it was good timing to get rid of Dinardo when they did because it seemed as if he was too loyal to his coordinators. His OC didn't even have Div 1 experience. I hope Saban finds a good replacement once Jimbo gets a head coaching job. If the offense struggles, is it Saban's fault? I like Saban overall as a head coach because he seems to want to do the right things and is genuinely concerned for his players welfare. He obviously has earned the players respect and that is very important today. However, how much of the success the last two years are attributable to him? I've heard he's a great evaluator of talent. Does this include the offensive side of the ball such as the O-Line? I keep going back and forth on how much credit he should get but I hope he stays in Baton Rouge for a long time to come.