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Coaching is a weapon in the arsenal that I think may need a different type of sighting-in. When you coach a group as good as this year's 'Bama team, you have a few things on your mind.
One is the level of talent you have on the field at any given time. At 'Bama, that's enormous. You have to be constantly thinking of what they are capable of, regardless of what they are actually accomplishing. This is where Saban's axiom that, "What's best for the individual may not be what's best for the team." (How good do you want to be?)
In the instance of the kickers in the LSU game, I believe that he was sticking to that mantra. He put the kickers out on the field repeatedly and said at halftime, "I'm gonna keep putting them out there; they're gonna start making them."
In the national championship game on January 3, I think he needs to suspend that for a game. Overall, he will have plenty of time to develop these players. One game of limiting them at the 30-yard line won't hurt.
In the championship, he needs to be focused on calling plays that lead to victory. At the end of the year, I think it would be a far greater lesson to learn. Men need to learn to do their best no matter what. They also need to learn that, when they are unable to accomplish something alone, they can rely on their teammates.
That goes for every aspect of your life. You other married guys know that your wife is a wonderful compliment to you, as you are to her.
You work together to win at life. Without trust in the teammates you surround yourself with, you will fail. Nobody can do it ALL on their own. Life doesn't work that way.
We don't need a new coach; we just need this one to clear his mind. A whole month off should give him plenty of time to quiet the noise and give LSU the "headshot" for the crystal football.