DJ Durkin, Who Was Canned For Having A Student Athlete Die On His Watch, Has Entered Into The Most Esteemed Image Rehab Center In All The Land
I'm not even sure it's accurate to say that DJ Durkin was disgracefully dismissed, after a bunch of out-of-touch old dudes made the instantly regrettable decision to reinstate him, for overseeing the tragic and entirely avoidable death of a 19 year old kid. After all, at this point, being the focal point of an unforgivable scandal that roasts your reputation is just the necessary evil of applying for the most prestigious image rehabilitation center in all the land. That 20-ish hour period in which DJ Durkin was once again entrusted with the supervision of student-athletes he proved incapable of keeping out of a casket was basically his two weeks notice, as creating a "toxic culture" was sure to impress during Alabama's interview process. Accidentally ran an innocent kid into an early grave? PERFECT CANDIDATE! CAN'T LET HIM LEAVE THE BUILDING!
Be it Steve Sarkisian, Lane Kiffin, or Butch Jones, Nick Saban has a softer spot for taking on seemingly impossible projects than any of my ex-girlfriends. He loves a good challenge so much that he'll create an otherwise non-existent role in his program for one to fill. I don't what DJ Durkin is doing while serving in a "consultant-like capacity" for an undefeated team that seemed to be doing just fine without any outside help, but Nick Saban will be damned if he does it anywhere other than Tuscaloosa. The only way he doesn't end up having a long-term role at Alabama is if he graduates early and goes on to bigger and better things after having his character cleansed during a quick stop at college football's foremost laundromat for the conscienceless. The Crimson Tide, they can even wash blood off your hands!!!