Vols’ Derek Dooley values Nick Saban connection

Want to get on the fast track of college football coaching? No problem.

Just get a job working for Nick Saban.

It’s not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach. Saban is the boss from hell. He is a notorious control freak. His fingerprints are all over everything.

Assistant coaches are seldom seen and never heard. Saban’s “one voice” philosophy prohibits assistants from speaking with the media during the season. The less noise, the better.

The story goes that when LSU hired Saban away from Michigan State in 2000, he sent a private plane back to East Lansing with job offers for most of his former assistants. All they had to do was get aboard.

The plane returned to Baton Rouge with no passengers.

Tennessean.com
1/18/10