The difference is that Saban is an *** with national championships, 100k stadium and a fanatic fan base. If Saban didn't win Alabama would turn on him in a second, Johnson has been wallowing in mediocre football for 3 years now. Do you honestly think that Alabama would have kept saban if his records and Johnson were flipped? If Saban was 1-5, 1-5, 1-4 against some of their biggest rivals?
Alabama would have fired him during last year.
Dude...really? I shouldn't respond, but I feel like I have to. Your comparison is just that absurd.
You just credited Saban with 3 things, 2 of which literally have absolutely nothing to do with him, and 1 which has as much to do with the school as it does with him. Do you honestly think that if Georgia Tech had hired Nick Saban instead of Alabama, he would have won national titles? Hell no! He'd probably have won about 7-8 games/year with a couple upswings, just like PJ has.
Before you argue otherwise, look at Saban's results at Michigan State, the only school he's been at that doesn't have enormous advantages over its competition:
Looks very similar to PJ's results at GT, except PJ actually won his conference. Notice that Saban also lost all of his bowl games at MSU, and even MISSED a bowl one year.
Before you make comments like that, think about the context. Of course Alabama would have fired Saban. They expect to win and honestly there is no reason not to at that school. They'd fire Jesus if he didn't make the SEC title game in 3 years.