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Overbrook
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Not flashy; built with JCs


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Ramblin Wreck
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
UAB lost 35 seniors last year and was picked to finish 4th in CUSA West this year. They played their last three games with a second string QB and still managed to play in the conference title game.


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Junky
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Louisiana
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Just getting UAB bowl eligible for every year of his tenure is an achievement by itself. Bringing them to back-to-back conference championship games is truly amazing no matter what the surrounding circumstances were. It's easy to see how he did it, but not everyone is capable of making that happen.



Bringing them to back-to-back championships via obvious recruiting advantages with said JUCOs and older players inside the program, there are a lot of CUSA fans that hated that with a passion. Such bull shite that they were rewarded. No other school was allowed to recruit like that, or to basically redshirt players for 2 years. No AD was touching him with a 10' pole this past year. This year was a weak schedule. If the Lane to Arky rumors are true, Clark will be the luckiest SOB to coach CUSA.

I can't hate the man for staying. However, to overlook the circumstances to their success is being fairly lazy.


Mizzou4ever
Missouri Fan
Kansas City, Mo
Member since Nov 2011
10837 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Now you know why he is at the top of my list.


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BayouBengals18
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
You sound really, really salty...


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Smell the crawfish
LSU Fan
In enemy territory
Member since Nov 2018
691 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
He's an incredible coach and I think him staying at UAB has something to do with his retirement. He's been employed with state a long time and is close to a point where he can retire with all the benefits. His retirement will be based on his top 3 salary years of the last 10. He's making a lot of money now, so it makes sense to stay just a little longer to ensure a good retirement. As we know, coaches are hired to be fired so having one full retirement in your back pocket makes a lot of sense.


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TommyM
UAB Fan
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Member since Nov 2013
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Junky


Cry more.

As for Coach Clark, we have new stadium on the way that will be huge for the program so I don't think he leaves before it opens. Plus he had chances to leave during the shutdown and didn't. After everything he's been through here, I don't see him bolting for the first midtier P5 job that comes along. Not saying he'll never leave, but not yet imo.


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
20341 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Clark isn't going to leave the state of Alabama until he's fully vested in the retirement system.


He is.


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
20341 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Bringing them to back-to-back championships via obvious recruiting advantages with said JUCOs and older players inside the program, there are a lot of CUSA fans that hated that with a passion. Such bull shite that they were rewarded. No other school was allowed to recruit like that, or to basically redshirt players for 2 years. No AD was touching him with a 10' pole this past year. This year was a weak schedule. If the Lane to Arky rumors are true, Clark will be the luckiest SOB to coach CUSA.

I can't hate the man for staying. However, to overlook the circumstances to their success is being fairly lazy


This is a lot of crying and begging for an excuse. As someone else said, the JUCOs and upper classmen you mention all left. You're just mad UAB beat y'all with their second string QB.

But hey man, if it is such a huge advantage then you should be begging your AD to shut your program down for 2 years. It's so easy, anyone can do it!
This post was edited on 12/2 at 11:31 pm


jimdog
columbus, ga
Member since Dec 2012
5081 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Hasn't moved about much which seems to be beneficial to a coach. Showing what you can do at multiple locations. In multiple parts of America and or multiple levels.
This post was edited on 12/3 at 1:21 am


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NikolaiJakov
Moscow
Member since Mar 2014
2793 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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You're just mad UAB beat y'all with their second string QB.


Tech was playing a freshman backup too. And was without their top receiver. And still almost won.


TommyM
UAB Fan
Conflict of interest
Member since Nov 2013
1772 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Congrats on the moral victory.


Ssubba
Alabama Fan
Member since Oct 2014
3220 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Damn, didn't realize UAB was such a villain in conference USA. They're really going to be hated when they have the best stadium in the conference.


TommyM
UAB Fan
Conflict of interest
Member since Nov 2013
1772 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Only to La Tech fans, who have been melting non stop for a while now. Something about Louisiana I guess.


JohnnyTour11
Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Sep 2011
782 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
I want Bill Clark at State just as I did when Mullen left. The guy deserves a bigger job.


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chew4219
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Sep 2009
1292 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
They are the epitome of “look at me U”. Anyone mentions a university that they feel superior to then they have to chime in and make excuses as to why they “shoulda, coulda, woulda” won.


TU Rob
Troy Fan
Birmingham
Member since Nov 2008
9951 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
I wanted Clark at Troy years ago. When Blakeney was declining and before they hired Neal Brown. Brown did a great job and I knew he wouldn’t stay long. It’s just going to be that way at smaller schools with some sustained success. We’ve seen a decline this year with a new coach, but that’s to be expected. Clark has done a great job and could have built something back up at Troy and made it an attractive place for other up and coming coaches.


chew4219
LA-Lafayette Fan
Member since Sep 2009
1292 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
Very true. Not sure what happened to Troy down the stretch this season, but y’all definitely didn’t look the same by the time the Trojans played Louisiana and Appalachian State.


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imjustafatkid
UAB Fan
Alabama
Member since Dec 2011
20341 posts

re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Tech was playing a freshman backup too. And was without their top receiver. And still lost.


FIFY

Both teams playing backups doesn't equate to one team having an advantage.


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Pettifogger
Arkansas Fan
Member since Feb 2012
56499 posts
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re: Why is no one pursuing Bill Clark?
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Hasn't moved about much which seems to be beneficial to a coach. Showing what you can do at multiple locations. In multiple parts of America and or multiple levels.




Honestly Clark seems like he should be the top choice for whichever mid-level school loses their coach to the highest profile jobs this year. It doesn't look like Rhule or Campbell are leaving, but slotting into ISU or Baylor or that level would make sense.

Some lower level P5 school should snag him, and I think it'd pave the way for him getting a serious gig in 2-3 years.


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