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RE: 5 takeaways from UAB’s loss at Tennessee
(11-06-2019 11:55 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:34 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
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(11-06-2019 07:57 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Watson Brown
Garrick McGee
Neil Calloway

Bill Clark.

Any more questions?


Yeah I do have a question. Take a look back at the schedules Watson, Calloway even McGee had. If UAB had that schedule now how many games would they win? UCF, Marshall, ECU, Memphis Southern Miss, & UAB in the East. The West was Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Tulane, Rice, UTEP. was the west. And in two sometimes even 3 P5 money games how many do they win? And If you go back to Watson’s time you could add in Louisville, TCU, USF & Cincinnati. Take any team Bill Clark has ever had and input them into an old schedule how many games does he win? Just pick a random year & give him that schedule now with this team or last years team, how many games does he win?

I hear what you're sayin' about the schedule but it also has to be recognized that half of those Watson era players couldn't get in UAB now. UAB is a different school, almost literally. Give Bill Clark the roster Watson had to go against that schedule. Watson also didn't have a decade of losing seasons and a death sentence to recruit against. Early 2000's our football culture may not have been wholesome but it wasn't losing.

I think we need some changes on O but the head coach is a winner. We're lucky to have him.
He is a great defensive coach I’m not denying that. But then I’ll ask you this question. If Bill Clark doesn’t make a change at OC and UAB doesn’t make the next step in the next 3years do you keep him around? Because ultimately it is us the fans, boosters etc. that set the agenda for UAB. He is the CEO we are the stockholders. We hold him accountable and he must meet our expectations. When I say I’m upset with his comments, I’m just holding him accountable for something dumb he said. If I was the AD or a major booster giving UAB millions of dollars I would have contacted him Immediately and said let’s not ever say that publicly again. Let’s put out an image that we try our best to win every game. And that they are all important. I don’t think that’s to much to ask from a head coach making 7 figures a year. If Bill Clark doesn’t think he owes UAB and it’s fans that then he doesn’t need to be here.

Wow just wow. Without Bill Clark we do not have a football team. Those 7 figure donors who paid to bring back the football team would not have done it if he had not been here. And I have heard that from one of those donors in real time while the fight to bring back the team was going on. We lost over 30 seniors last year. Anyone with any football knowledge would understand we are going to have issues this year. I would not be surprised if UTEP is the only win left on the schedule. Seven wins in year three of the return is not a bad season when you consider the situation we were put into.
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Most people knew Koenning and Vincent were clunker OC hires from the get-go. They can scheme wins against very poor competition, AKA +#100 SOS teams with hardly any wins, but we will never sniff being on a level with Boise, Memphis, Central Florida, etc. without a great OC hire/great offense to go with our defense! We should be running a decent/innovative offense that at least gives your QB a chance to successful. Need to stop the middle school level designed QB runs too. It's D-1 FB for goodness sakes......don't get your QB killed!
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(11-06-2019 12:30 PM)UAB Schnauzer Wrote:  Wow just wow. Without Bill Clark we do not have a football team. Those 7 figure donors who paid to bring back the football team would not have done it if he had not been here. And I have heard that from one of those donors in real time while the fight to bring back the team was going on. We lost over 30 seniors last year. Anyone with any football knowledge would understand we are going to have issues this year. I would not be surprised if UTEP is the only win left on the schedule. Seven wins in year three of the return is not a bad season when you consider the situation we were put into.

I agree about Coach Clark but if we drop 3 of our last 4 I think there will definitely be staff changes. Coach has a great rep right now but the shine can come off very quickly. I think he'll do what it takes to fix any issues that are holding us back.
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People act like the 30 SRs all started last year a lot returned this year that was ahead of most of those 30 SRs
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(11-06-2019 01:51 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  People act like the 30 SRs all started last year a lot returned this year that was ahead of most of those 30 SRs

You act like losing all most all of our starters on the OL and DL was no big deal
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(11-06-2019 02:33 PM)UAB Schnauzer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 01:51 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  People act like the 30 SRs all started last year a lot returned this year that was ahead of most of those 30 SRs

You act like losing all most all of our starters on the OL and DL was no big deal

It wasn’t. It’s only 5-6 guys.
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I’m just asking the question that if at the end of the season he doesn’t make a change at OC? And next year the offense sputters the same. Then after that season he doesn’t make a change either. Then is it really best for UAB for him to still be here. I’m not saying he is a bad coach, but it has been obvious for years now that the offense hasn’t been performing as well as the defensive side of the ball. Why hasn’t he made a change. Things can go down hill really fast. Great offensive coaches lose players all the time they just plug in new ones and the train keeps moving along. Losing players to graduation is not really an excuse. Eventually those new players have to show improvement and they haven’t really.
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I don’t want coach Clark to go anywhere. Stay right here. Love what he’s doing overall. If he were to leave, I doubt he’d take half of the offensive staff with him. Some think he’s stubborn enough to do it. I’d rather not find out and him make the necessary changes after the season if the next 4-6 games justify a change
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(11-06-2019 03:35 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  I’m just asking the question that if at the end of the season he doesn’t make a change at OC? And next year the offense sputters the same. Then after that season he doesn’t make a change either. Then is it really best for UAB for him to still be here. I’m not saying he is a bad coach, but it has been obvious for years now that the offense hasn’t been performing as well as the defensive side of the ball. Why hasn’t he made a change. Things can go down hill really fast. Great offensive coaches lose players all the time they just plug in new ones and the train keeps moving along. Losing players to graduation is not really an excuse. Eventually those new players have to show improvement and they haven’t really.

Are you blind to the fact that he made an OC change already? He got rid of Konehead for Vincent who has worked out well for him in the past.
We are on year 2 with him as the current OC(year 3 if you include 2014)
Is he doing a good job? No I don't think so. He puts our offense in bad spots and underutilizes our WR in my opinion other than the deep bomb.
If a change needs to be made he has already shown he will make it. 07-coffee3
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(11-06-2019 04:01 PM)WhatIsThisFeeling Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 03:35 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  I’m just asking the question that if at the end of the season he doesn’t make a change at OC? And next year the offense sputters the same. Then after that season he doesn’t make a change either. Then is it really best for UAB for him to still be here. I’m not saying he is a bad coach, but it has been obvious for years now that the offense hasn’t been performing as well as the defensive side of the ball. Why hasn’t he made a change. Things can go down hill really fast. Great offensive coaches lose players all the time they just plug in new ones and the train keeps moving along. Losing players to graduation is not really an excuse. Eventually those new players have to show improvement and they haven’t really.

Are you blind to the fact that he made an OC change already? He got rid of Konehead for Vincent who has worked out well for him in the past.
We are on year 2 with him as the current OC(year 3 if you include 2014)
Is he doing a good job? No I don't think so. He puts our offense in bad spots and underutilizes our WR in my opinion other than the deep bomb.
If a change needs to be made he has already shown he will make it. 07-coffee3
I am asking is he willing to make a change and go out of his circle of cronies and hire the best candidate for the job? I hope so
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(11-06-2019 04:26 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 04:01 PM)WhatIsThisFeeling Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 03:35 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  I’m just asking the question that if at the end of the season he doesn’t make a change at OC? And next year the offense sputters the same. Then after that season he doesn’t make a change either. Then is it really best for UAB for him to still be here. I’m not saying he is a bad coach, but it has been obvious for years now that the offense hasn’t been performing as well as the defensive side of the ball. Why hasn’t he made a change. Things can go down hill really fast. Great offensive coaches lose players all the time they just plug in new ones and the train keeps moving along. Losing players to graduation is not really an excuse. Eventually those new players have to show improvement and they haven’t really.

Are you blind to the fact that he made an OC change already? He got rid of Konehead for Vincent who has worked out well for him in the past.
We are on year 2 with him as the current OC(year 3 if you include 2014)
Is he doing a good job? No I don't think so. He puts our offense in bad spots and underutilizes our WR in my opinion other than the deep bomb.
If a change needs to be made he has already shown he will make it. 07-coffee3
I am asking is he willing to make a change and go out of his circle of cronies and hire the best candidate for the job? I hope so

Cronies? 03-lmfao
Dang do you even like Clark?
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(11-06-2019 05:01 PM)WhatIsThisFeeling Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 04:26 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 04:01 PM)WhatIsThisFeeling Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 03:35 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  I’m just asking the question that if at the end of the season he doesn’t make a change at OC? And next year the offense sputters the same. Then after that season he doesn’t make a change either. Then is it really best for UAB for him to still be here. I’m not saying he is a bad coach, but it has been obvious for years now that the offense hasn’t been performing as well as the defensive side of the ball. Why hasn’t he made a change. Things can go down hill really fast. Great offensive coaches lose players all the time they just plug in new ones and the train keeps moving along. Losing players to graduation is not really an excuse. Eventually those new players have to show improvement and they haven’t really.

Are you blind to the fact that he made an OC change already? He got rid of Konehead for Vincent who has worked out well for him in the past.
We are on year 2 with him as the current OC(year 3 if you include 2014)
Is he doing a good job? No I don't think so. He puts our offense in bad spots and underutilizes our WR in my opinion other than the deep bomb.
If a change needs to be made he has already shown he will make it. 07-coffee3
I am asking is he willing to make a change and go out of his circle of cronies and hire the best candidate for the job? I hope so

Cronies? 03-lmfao
Dang do you even like Clark?

This is a troll acct. he posted three or four times in 2010 about Callaway then nothing until now
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More like Yes Men.........I've that from numerous people.
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(11-06-2019 11:55 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:34 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:08 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 07:57 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Watson Brown
Garrick McGee
Neil Calloway

Bill Clark.

Any more questions?


Yeah I do have a question. Take a look back at the schedules Watson, Calloway even McGee had. If UAB had that schedule now how many games would they win? UCF, Marshall, ECU, Memphis Southern Miss, & UAB in the East. The West was Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Tulane, Rice, UTEP. was the west. And in two sometimes even 3 P5 money games how many do they win? And If you go back to Watson’s time you could add in Louisville, TCU, USF & Cincinnati. Take any team Bill Clark has ever had and input them into an old schedule how many games does he win? Just pick a random year & give him that schedule now with this team or last years team, how many games does he win?

I hear what you're sayin' about the schedule but it also has to be recognized that half of those Watson era players couldn't get in UAB now. UAB is a different school, almost literally. Give Bill Clark the roster Watson had to go against that schedule. Watson also didn't have a decade of losing seasons and a death sentence to recruit against. Early 2000's our football culture may not have been wholesome but it wasn't losing.

I think we need some changes on O but the head coach is a winner. We're lucky to have him.
He is a great defensive coach I’m not denying that. But then I’ll ask you this question. If Bill Clark doesn’t make a change at OC and UAB doesn’t make the next step in the next 3years do you keep him around? Because ultimately it is us the fans, boosters etc. that set the agenda for UAB. He is the CEO we are the stockholders. We hold him accountable and he must meet our expectations. When I say I’m upset with his comments, I’m just holding him accountable for something dumb he said. If I was the AD or a major booster giving UAB millions of dollars I would have contacted him Immediately and said let’s not ever say that publicly again. Let’s put out an image that we try our best to win every game. And that they are all important. I don’t think that’s to much to ask from a head coach making 7 figures a year. If Bill Clark doesn’t think he owes UAB and it’s fans that then he doesn’t need to be here.

As I was reading through the trend of this thread I was anticipating a question just like this (“Clark doesnt need to be here”) from a certain poster.

I read it as either a troll comment or an absolutely moronic comment about college football. I lean toward the former.

One thing that seems to be consistently lost in the spectrum of opinions so far is that UAB is in their THIRD SEASON OF FIELDING A TEAM. Only two players have more than 2 full years game experience. Only 2. What other team has that challenge? None. Where Clark is today with this team, in season 3 of the return, few teams have ever been. And certainly not successfully. Our experience and depth are still limited, particularly on the Oline. That has been our weakest link in recruiting, yes. But those big guys also take the longest to develop. After four seasons of actual games then we have had one full cycle of program development, but not until then.

If Clark thinks that in the progression of returning to full strength (still 2 years away), and with our present talent, depth and injuries, that the program is better served using the bye week to prepare for tough but winnable conference games, then I trust his judgment. You can disagree with that judgment, cerainly, but questioning whether Clark is motivated or able to eventually win at a higher level, or whether he should be here, is beyond freakin ridiculous. Maybe one of the least informed, or else most malicious, comments Ive read here in a long, long time considering the context.

And while Im going, the question of whether he could handle the old CUSA with Loserville, Cincy, UCF, etc like Watson did. Hell yes. Give Clark those teams in that era, against the conference teams of that era, and UAB wins 9 to 11 games a year , not 4 to 7.

As things stand Today with the former CUSA teams , different story. Completely different budgets and exposure. Look at the trends and the growing gap between AAC and CUSA. Money and TV makes a huge difference in recruiting. But give Clark 2 more years and a new stadium and I anticipate a perennial top 25 type UAB program... if Auburn doesnt hire him next. Had he won the TN game, with this rebuilding UAB team, perhaps the chance of something like that happening sooner increases. I live in Knoxville and have taken sh$t all week for the loss, but Im absolutely good with the program direction and frankly wouldnt trade Clark for Saban or Riley.
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(11-06-2019 06:40 PM)Bham Blazer Wrote:  More like Yes Men.........I've that from numerous people.

So true!!!!! Yo get it and look at every coach on his staff they have some sort of connection to him. They either played with him or coached with him at the high school level or Jacksonville State. I really do like Clark he is a heck of a defensive coach. I just want the offense to be as good as the defense. It’s obviously the weak part of the team and has been for three years now. I just like to see it fixed. He has never hired out of his circle. And he will probably have to do that for a new OC
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(11-06-2019 08:24 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:55 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:34 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:08 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 07:57 AM)the_blazerman Wrote:  Watson Brown
Garrick McGee
Neil Calloway

Bill Clark.

Any more questions?


Yeah I do have a question. Take a look back at the schedules Watson, Calloway even McGee had. If UAB had that schedule now how many games would they win? UCF, Marshall, ECU, Memphis Southern Miss, & UAB in the East. The West was Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Tulane, Rice, UTEP. was the west. And in two sometimes even 3 P5 money games how many do they win? And If you go back to Watson’s time you could add in Louisville, TCU, USF & Cincinnati. Take any team Bill Clark has ever had and input them into an old schedule how many games does he win? Just pick a random year & give him that schedule now with this team or last years team, how many games does he win?

I hear what you're sayin' about the schedule but it also has to be recognized that half of those Watson era players couldn't get in UAB now. UAB is a different school, almost literally. Give Bill Clark the roster Watson had to go against that schedule. Watson also didn't have a decade of losing seasons and a death sentence to recruit against. Early 2000's our football culture may not have been wholesome but it wasn't losing.

I think we need some changes on O but the head coach is a winner. We're lucky to have him.
He is a great defensive coach I’m not denying that. But then I’ll ask you this question. If Bill Clark doesn’t make a change at OC and UAB doesn’t make the next step in the next 3years do you keep him around? Because ultimately it is us the fans, boosters etc. that set the agenda for UAB. He is the CEO we are the stockholders. We hold him accountable and he must meet our expectations. When I say I’m upset with his comments, I’m just holding him accountable for something dumb he said. If I was the AD or a major booster giving UAB millions of dollars I would have contacted him Immediately and said let’s not ever say that publicly again. Let’s put out an image that we try our best to win every game. And that they are all important. I don’t think that’s to much to ask from a head coach making 7 figures a year. If Bill Clark doesn’t think he owes UAB and it’s fans that then he doesn’t need to be here.

As I was reading through the trend of this thread I was anticipating a question just like this (“Clark doesnt need to be here”) from a certain poster.

I read it as either a troll comment or an absolutely moronic comment about college football. I lean toward the former.

One thing that seems to be consistently lost in the spectrum of opinions so far is that UAB is in their THIRD SEASON OF FIELDING A TEAM. Only two players have more than 2 full years game experience. Only 2. What other team has that challenge? None. Where Clark is today with this team, in season 3 of the return, few teams have ever been. And certainly not successfully. Our experience and depth are still limited, particularly on the Oline. That has been our weakest link in recruiting, yes. But those big guys also take the longest to develop. After four seasons of actual games then we have had one full cycle of program development, but not until then.

If Clark thinks that in the progression of returning to full strength (still 2 years away), and with our present talent, depth and injuries, that the program is better served using the bye week to prepare for tough but winnable conference games, then I trust his judgment. You can disagree with that judgment, cerainly, but questioning whether Clark is motivated or able to eventually win at a higher level, or whether he should be here, is beyond freakin ridiculous. Maybe one of the least informed, or else most malicious, comments Ive read here in a long, long time considering the context.

And while Im going, the question of whether he could handle the old CUSA with Loserville, Cincy, UCF, etc like Watson did. Hell yes. Give Clark those teams in that era, against the conference teams of that era, and UAB wins 9 to 11 games a year , not 4 to 7.

As things stand Today with the former CUSA teams , different story. Completely different budgets and exposure. Look at the trends and the growing gap between AAC and CUSA. Money and TV makes a huge difference in recruiting. But give Clark 2 more years and a new stadium and I anticipate a perennial top 25 type UAB program... if Auburn doesnt hire him next. Had he won the TN game, with this rebuilding UAB team, perhaps the chance of something like that happening sooner increases. I live in Knoxville and have taken sh$t all week for the loss, but Im absolutely good with the program direction and frankly wouldnt trade Clark for Saban or Riley.



We returned a lot more than that a lot of three year guys are playing. We didn’t rebuild a defense and the offensive has a huge amount of turnover for 2021. I myself would like to see a second money game. And the Oline is taking a bad rap.
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(11-06-2019 10:13 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
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(11-06-2019 11:55 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
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(11-06-2019 11:08 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  Yeah I do have a question. Take a look back at the schedules Watson, Calloway even McGee had. If UAB had that schedule now how many games would they win? UCF, Marshall, ECU, Memphis Southern Miss, & UAB in the East. The West was Houston, SMU, Tulsa, Tulane, Rice, UTEP. was the west. And in two sometimes even 3 P5 money games how many do they win? And If you go back to Watson’s time you could add in Louisville, TCU, USF & Cincinnati. Take any team Bill Clark has ever had and input them into an old schedule how many games does he win? Just pick a random year & give him that schedule now with this team or last years team, how many games does he win?

I hear what you're sayin' about the schedule but it also has to be recognized that half of those Watson era players couldn't get in UAB now. UAB is a different school, almost literally. Give Bill Clark the roster Watson had to go against that schedule. Watson also didn't have a decade of losing seasons and a death sentence to recruit against. Early 2000's our football culture may not have been wholesome but it wasn't losing.

I think we need some changes on O but the head coach is a winner. We're lucky to have him.
He is a great defensive coach I’m not denying that. But then I’ll ask you this question. If Bill Clark doesn’t make a change at OC and UAB doesn’t make the next step in the next 3years do you keep him around? Because ultimately it is us the fans, boosters etc. that set the agenda for UAB. He is the CEO we are the stockholders. We hold him accountable and he must meet our expectations. When I say I’m upset with his comments, I’m just holding him accountable for something dumb he said. If I was the AD or a major booster giving UAB millions of dollars I would have contacted him Immediately and said let’s not ever say that publicly again. Let’s put out an image that we try our best to win every game. And that they are all important. I don’t think that’s to much to ask from a head coach making 7 figures a year. If Bill Clark doesn’t think he owes UAB and it’s fans that then he doesn’t need to be here.

As I was reading through the trend of this thread I was anticipating a question just like this (“Clark doesnt need to be here”) from a certain poster.

I read it as either a troll comment or an absolutely moronic comment about college football. I lean toward the former.

One thing that seems to be consistently lost in the spectrum of opinions so far is that UAB is in their THIRD SEASON OF FIELDING A TEAM. Only two players have more than 2 full years game experience. Only 2. What other team has that challenge? None. Where Clark is today with this team, in season 3 of the return, few teams have ever been. And certainly not successfully. Our experience and depth are still limited, particularly on the Oline. That has been our weakest link in recruiting, yes. But those big guys also take the longest to develop. After four seasons of actual games then we have had one full cycle of program development, but not until then.

If Clark thinks that in the progression of returning to full strength (still 2 years away), and with our present talent, depth and injuries, that the program is better served using the bye week to prepare for tough but winnable conference games, then I trust his judgment. You can disagree with that judgment, cerainly, but questioning whether Clark is motivated or able to eventually win at a higher level, or whether he should be here, is beyond freakin ridiculous. Maybe one of the least informed, or else most malicious, comments Ive read here in a long, long time considering the context.

And while Im going, the question of whether he could handle the old CUSA with Loserville, Cincy, UCF, etc like Watson did. Hell yes. Give Clark those teams in that era, against the conference teams of that era, and UAB wins 9 to 11 games a year , not 4 to 7.

As things stand Today with the former CUSA teams , different story. Completely different budgets and exposure. Look at the trends and the growing gap between AAC and CUSA. Money and TV makes a huge difference in recruiting. But give Clark 2 more years and a new stadium and I anticipate a perennial top 25 type UAB program... if Auburn doesnt hire him next. Had he won the TN game, with this rebuilding UAB team, perhaps the chance of something like that happening sooner increases. I live in Knoxville and have taken sh$t all week for the loss, but Im absolutely good with the program direction and frankly wouldnt trade Clark for Saban or Riley.



We returned a lot more than that a lot of three year guys are playing. We didn’t rebuild a defense and the offensive has a huge amount of turnover for 2021. I myself would like to see a second money game. And the Oline is taking a bad rap.

Big DEE I’m still waiting for the AD to announce a home and home with a P5 school for the new stadium.
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RE: 5 takeaways from UAB’s loss at Tennessee
(11-06-2019 10:32 PM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 10:13 PM)Big Dee Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 08:24 PM)Ranger1386c Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:55 AM)PaUABlazer Wrote:  
(11-06-2019 11:34 AM)BlazerGreen Wrote:  I hear what you're sayin' about the schedule but it also has to be recognized that half of those Watson era players couldn't get in UAB now. UAB is a different school, almost literally. Give Bill Clark the roster Watson had to go against that schedule. Watson also didn't have a decade of losing seasons and a death sentence to recruit against. Early 2000's our football culture may not have been wholesome but it wasn't losing.

I think we need some changes on O but the head coach is a winner. We're lucky to have him.
He is a great defensive coach I’m not denying that. But then I’ll ask you this question. If Bill Clark doesn’t make a change at OC and UAB doesn’t make the next step in the next 3years do you keep him around? Because ultimately it is us the fans, boosters etc. that set the agenda for UAB. He is the CEO we are the stockholders. We hold him accountable and he must meet our expectations. When I say I’m upset with his comments, I’m just holding him accountable for something dumb he said. If I was the AD or a major booster giving UAB millions of dollars I would have contacted him Immediately and said let’s not ever say that publicly again. Let’s put out an image that we try our best to win every game. And that they are all important. I don’t think that’s to much to ask from a head coach making 7 figures a year. If Bill Clark doesn’t think he owes UAB and it’s fans that then he doesn’t need to be here.

As I was reading through the trend of this thread I was anticipating a question just like this (“Clark doesnt need to be here”) from a certain poster.

I read it as either a troll comment or an absolutely moronic comment about college football. I lean toward the former.

One thing that seems to be consistently lost in the spectrum of opinions so far is that UAB is in their THIRD SEASON OF FIELDING A TEAM. Only two players have more than 2 full years game experience. Only 2. What other team has that challenge? None. Where Clark is today with this team, in season 3 of the return, few teams have ever been. And certainly not successfully. Our experience and depth are still limited, particularly on the Oline. That has been our weakest link in recruiting, yes. But those big guys also take the longest to develop. After four seasons of actual games then we have had one full cycle of program development, but not until then.

If Clark thinks that in the progression of returning to full strength (still 2 years away), and with our present talent, depth and injuries, that the program is better served using the bye week to prepare for tough but winnable conference games, then I trust his judgment. You can disagree with that judgment, cerainly, but questioning whether Clark is motivated or able to eventually win at a higher level, or whether he should be here, is beyond freakin ridiculous. Maybe one of the least informed, or else most malicious, comments Ive read here in a long, long time considering the context.

And while Im going, the question of whether he could handle the old CUSA with Loserville, Cincy, UCF, etc like Watson did. Hell yes. Give Clark those teams in that era, against the conference teams of that era, and UAB wins 9 to 11 games a year , not 4 to 7.

As things stand Today with the former CUSA teams , different story. Completely different budgets and exposure. Look at the trends and the growing gap between AAC and CUSA. Money and TV makes a huge difference in recruiting. But give Clark 2 more years and a new stadium and I anticipate a perennial top 25 type UAB program... if Auburn doesnt hire him next. Had he won the TN game, with this rebuilding UAB team, perhaps the chance of something like that happening sooner increases. I live in Knoxville and have taken sh$t all week for the loss, but Im absolutely good with the program direction and frankly wouldnt trade Clark for Saban or Riley.



We returned a lot more than that a lot of three year guys are playing. We didn’t rebuild a defense and the offensive has a huge amount of turnover for 2021. I myself would like to see a second money game. And the Oline is taking a bad rap.

Big DEE I’m still waiting for the AD to announce a home and home with a P5 school for the new stadium.


With two more money games same season away new heights.
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