Did anyone else notice that the title of the article is "AFC assistant coaches under pressure" and that Nick Saban is the lone head coach they have put in there?
Another thing. That blurb was written by Jason Cole in his Miami Dolphins update for Fox Sports not too long ago. They just cut it out of his update, and put it in with this article.
It's possible that they told all of their team correspondents to name one assistant coach that is under a lot of pressure, because they were automatically going to cut those sections from every single correspondent's update and make a big article out of it. And, that dumb@ss Jason Cole didn't follow the damn directions, he took the easy (and cheap) way out, putting Saban as the guy under pressure and taking a cheap shot at his media policies.
And so begins the war between the local media and Nick Saban. The media is already trying to get the readers on their side.
The assistant coach under the most pressure, to me, is Hudson Houck. The man was dubbed a saviour when he was brought to town. He can supposedly walk on water, turn water into wine, and turn chicken sh!t into chicken salad. The offensive line last year was the worst in the league, bar none. And, instead of going out in FA and the draft and getting Houck some talent to build on, they kept just about everyone from the OL last year, and handed him Stockar McDougle (not exactly a top tier free agent) and Damion Cook...and drafted Anthony Alabi in what, the 6th round? And, when asked about all this, Saban pointed to Houck's skill as an OL coach.
We really are EXPECTING a miracle out of the dude, and I think that may go down as a mistake. He's definitely the assistant that has the most pressure. He got paid big time, was handed a bowl of sh!t, and everyone is expecting him to turn it into ambrosia.