Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Coach Shaun Dion Hamilton, anyone?

imageESPN has a fun rundown of who on each of the Top 25 might grow into a coaching position once he hangs up the cleats.

Here’s the Bama pick:

Shaun Dion Hamilton

If you already have Nick Saban as your head coach, you already have a leg up on the ways to run a program at a championship level. There are probably a few guys on this team who could grow into future coaching roles, but the junior linebacker might have the best coaching mold. Some call him the smartest player on the team and former defensive coordinator Kirby Smart even said he's the smartest guy he's ever coached. Hamilton is coming into his own more at linebacker, and he knows the ins and outs of the game well. A future in coaching wouldn't shock anyone. -- Edward Aschoff

Amen. Alabama’s defense is one of the most diverse in the history of diverse—and difficult—defenses to master. Not many have done so, and those that have usually go on to riches in the NFL or… on the sidelines?

Clemson’s choice is a good one, too: Hunter Renfroe. In last season’s title game he caught two TD passes against Saban’s defense.

Read the whole thing for some off season fun and discussion.