After a very successful six-year tenure as the Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Phil was named as the new General Manager of the Phoenix franchise in the new Alliance of American Football league on June 1, 2018. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Phil has enjoyed a remarkable “football life” that now spans three decades and has included virtually every job in the sport.
Beginning as a 6-year old quarterback for the Mims Park Redskins, he continued at Murphy High School and progressed to the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he played football and baseball. Following his graduation in 1987 with a degree in English, his career has included stints as a coach on offense and defense and as an area scout, personnel director and general manager. Off the field, he has also prospered as an author, speaker and radio and television analyst. Phil truly has an amazing, ever-encompassing perspective on all things football.
In 2017, St. Martin’s Press released Phil’s book, 4th and Goal Every Day, which is his 360-degree view of the Crimson Tide program. From his childhood in Alabama to serving on Bill Belichick’s Cleveland Browns’ staff in the early 1990’s and then being the Crimson Tide radio analyst for the last nine-plus seasons, he gives the reader a complete and thorough picture of what it takes to win and explains why Alabama has enjoyed so much success over the past decade.
Join Phil Savage for episode 8 of the “FootballPHIL-osophy” podcast! Phil talks about the huge win for Purdue over Ohio State and the impact it has on the College Football Playoff. Phil previews some of the biggest games we should keep an eye on for Saturday. Phil takes a look back at some of the controversial 2-point plays from the NFL and the big trade between the Cowboys and the Raiders.
Join Phil Savage for episode 6 of the “FootballPHIL-osophy” podcast! Phil gives out his College Football mid-season awards. Find out who wins the following awards: Coach, offensive player, defensive player and team. Phil takes a look back at the incredible career of Drew Brees and his historic night in New Orleans. Which 1-4 NFL team can turn it around, can the Giants stay in the mix? Finally, Phil takes a look at the great match-up between the Chiefs and Patriots and what you need to keep an eye on during the Sunday night showdown
Join Phil Savage for episode 5 of the “FootballPHIL-osophy” podcast! Phil talks about the unintended consequences of the new redshirt rule and how it might impact the NCAA and the NFL moving forward. The NFL hits the quarter way point and Phil looks at the teams that can contend for a Super Bowl. Plus, how good can the Bears be and Phil gives out his early season awards.
Join Phil Savage for episode 4 of the “FootballPHIL-osophy” podcast! Phil talks about the Alabama offense steering the ship in Tuscaloosa, nicknames revealed for the Alliance of American Football teams and why September is an extension of the NFL preseason.
(This podcast was recorded on Tuesday before the latest news from Clemson)
Join Phil Savage for episode 2 of the “FootballPhilOsophy” podcast! Phil takes time to look back at September 11th and making sure we all remember what happened that day in American history.
Time for some football! The 5-observations from College football. Why is 2018 Clemson so similar to 2017 Alabama? Is the QB situation a problem at Clemson? To the NFL! Buying into the Sam Darnold hype and why the Jets are the perfect situation for the star QB from USC. Plus, ever wonder how teams should manage the clock down the stretch? Phil Savage details the formula to be ready at the end of the game.
Join Phil Savage in his debut podcast! Phil takes you through his incredible career and how the new AAF will play a major role in the future of football. Phil gives you his 5-observations from the previous Saturday in college football and some great games to watch this weekend as well. Did the Raiders make the right choice trading away Khalil Mack and Phil gets you ready for week #1 of the NFL season!