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.

Ep: 2 FootballPHIL-osophy: Sam Darnold hype, 2018 Clemson and Clock Management


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.

Ep: 1 FootballPHIL-osophy: College Football, AAF and the NFL


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!


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