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TheOcean
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Member since Aug 2004
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Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?

Is he just using this as leverage to get a bigger contract from Bama?


HempHead
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Appalachia
Member since Mar 2011
20375 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
I sure hope so. He has done a fantastic job as both a position coach and a recruiter. I am pretty sure he is one of the lowest paid members of the coaching staff. I hope Bama tops whatever FSU may be offering.


TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
32760 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
I just can't see why he'd want to leave Bama for FSU. He's making 300k and is doing a phenomenal job. There's also no way we can outbid Bama for an assistant coach.


Mullen3:16
George Mason Fan
Nerlins, LA
Member since May 2012
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re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
Yes. He'll want to stay away from that dumpster fire.


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ehidal1
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re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
Maybe he knows Saban is going to the Browns?


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NYCAuburn
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re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
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He's making 300k


can yall afford to give him a raise?


bamasgot13
Alabama Fan
Birmingham
Member since Feb 2010
7604 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
quote:

Is he just using this as leverage to get a bigger contract from Bama?


I think the interest is about more than money. He wants a reduced road workload (constantly out recruiting and wants more time at home with family). Any offer will be matched or topped financially. My concern is whether or not Saban is willing to give one of his better recruiters less road time.

Hope he stays. not a certainty yet, though.


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TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
32760 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
quote:

can yall afford to give him a raise?


Yup.


NYCAuburn
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re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
quote:

Yup.


Maybe, I should have rephrased that, although FSU's income is not the greatest.

Is FSU willing to pay that much? They dont really pay that great, as I recall


TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
32760 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
UT is basically paying Sunseri's salary until 2015 and Pruitt will be making around ~600k. We do have the money to snag Burns, but if Bama counters, I don't think we'll try to beat that number.


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TreyAnastasio
Alabama Fan
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Member since Dec 2010
46569 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
Staying at Bama per BOL


TheOcean
Florida State Fan
Member since Aug 2004
32760 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
Just saw the update. Figured so. The move didn't make much sense.

Looks like we offered a substantial raise and Bama may have matched.
This post was edited on 1/9 at 1:19 pm


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CapstoneGrad06
Alabama Fan
Little Rock, Arkansas
Member since Nov 2008
46467 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
According to BOL, he has turned down Florida State's offer and will remain at Alabama. Next year is expected to be his last.


Sandkhan
Alabama Fan
Hells and Wilderness, Northeast MS
Member since Jun 2009
4429 posts

re: Bama Fans - Any word on Burton Burns?
If next year is expected to be his last anyway then wouldn't it have made more sense to let him go and grab his replacement? He's the main LA recruiter and we have some big fish we're trying to snag. It's tough to get those kids if their recruiter/position coach won't be there


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