I decided not to post my comments in all of those negative threads. I even decided not to read any more of them. I cannot express the gratitude I feel for Coach Saban. My first year at LSU was 1982, we won 3 games. Then we went on a roller coaster, bottoming out with Hallman, and emerging once again as a national powerhouse and it is ALL DUE TO NICK SABAN! Being in the Superdome when LSU won the National Championship was one of the greatest days of my life, THANK YOU COACH SABAN! Thank you for 2 SEC Championships, 1 National Championship, and 4 New Year's Day Bowls in a row. Thank you for the pride I have in wearing my LSU colors, not just in LA, but wherever I go in this entire NATION because of the success you have achieved at this University. Thank you for the improvements to our campus and facilities that would not have happened without your leadership. I understand everyone's disappointment, but Coach is leaving us in great shape. He believes he is ready for the next level, so do I. I wish nothing but sucess and happiness for Coach Saban. I have nothing but love for Coach Saban. Merry Christmas to all. Let's not forget the most important things in life! Merry Christmas!!