he never said it was. he was not saying bama hired saban to hurt LSU, he said bama thought it would hurt LSU. the motivation to hire saban was simple; y'all sucked and had sucked since stallings departure and saban was a proven top notch coach.
I know what he said and I said that was not the only reason.
Obvious when one is losing they look to hire a new coach. We're no different.
Similar to how LSU sucked before Saban was hired. The difference is I guess we were already and continued to suck during that time. Everyone was beating us, not just LSU so we wanted a coach who could bring us back UP not take another program back DOWN.
We don't look at it that way in that Alabama can only succeed at the expense of others. That would be auburn or Tn. Not us.