OT: Would Saban Take the Texas Job?
Gerg will be the next Texas head coach. He has ties to the Texas national championship team already. Texas boosters and fanbase will be enamored by the stuffed beaver. Texas allowed over 500 yards of rushing to BYU last night. Gerg would make a promise that he would turn the defense around and only allow 450 yards of rushing.
Looks like he just got his foot in the door. He's the new DC. Apparently this is not a joke. This makes it a 100% certainty that Mack Brown will be fired however.
I think it's a stretch to say Brown is "likely" out. It's only one game. If he can get to or near 10 wins, he'll likely stay.
Mack can still save the season Texas wasn't gonna go undefeated plus the big-12 looks slightly weaker than last year. Tcu ksu isu wv even Oklahoma dont look that good. I hate Texas as much as anyone else but don't assume the guys out after the second game
but i predicted last year that Saban would leave Bama for Texas. He will be their number 1 pick, he will get any amount of money Bama would pay him, plus more. He would OWN the most talent rich State in college football too. I say at this point, I'd be shocked if he DIDN'T take it, it's Texas, one of the most prestigious football schools in the country.
A coaching job is not open until the Jon Gruden rumors start.
I certainly could see Texas as being a possibility if he grows bored with Bama. He seems to be the kind of coach who likes to build something but then grows bored with sustaining sucess. He still needs 2 more NC's to tie Bear Bryant but is exceeding Bryant his goal? Or is building programs what drives him? If the latter then Texas would certainly be enticing having only 4 claimed NC's and only 1 in the past 43 years. While having a culture of excellence and love of football they really have not been overly successful in the national landscape. If Saban could take them on and turn them into NC winners he would have an opportunity to build something there on his own rather than comparing to another legend like Bryant.
USC has the same type of history as Bama. He would just be another part of a long line of legendary coaches or coaching Heisman winners, nothing really new there. I think if he does move (and I'm not sure he does unless its NFL) it's to Texas.