OT: Saban talking to Texas

Submitted by massblue on September 19th, 2013 at 8:28 PM

There is a report that a UT regent has initiated a talk with Saban's agent.  What are the chances?  I would say 50/50





September 19th, 2013 at 8:33 PM ^

I said I thought this was a possibility. For whatever reason, I think he leaves Bama (I have no knowledge of the situation, purely a guess). The guys seems to really have something to prove, or is just restless by nature. I think his ego compells him to go. 

M Fanfare

September 19th, 2013 at 9:05 PM ^

And I think he's right. He's 61 and has won multiple titles at Alabama. He doesn't have to worry about job security or building a new staff and a new program and winning over a new base of fans and alumni. Most of college football's legendary coaches retired before they hit 70, and my guess is that he will as well.


September 19th, 2013 at 10:17 PM ^

in particular because of all the historic sites in and around the city. There are five old beautiful missions around, including the Alamo. Not to mention that San Antonio has a ton of art museums. Now Dallas, I don't get that one. It's downtown is sort of non-descript. Other than the aquarium, and the art museum, there is really nothing to do there. Granted, I spent only two days in Dallas.

That being, I am not sure if I would want to actually live in San Antonio. It is fun for a visit. I find most of the big towns in Texas sort of of the non-descript massive crawling suburbia types.


September 19th, 2013 at 10:26 PM ^

It's a good night life scene, if you're into that sort of thing. I mostly listed SA among the others to point out that TX isn't all backwoods hicks. Like I said, it's mostly like other cities/metros in those areas. Couple that with no state income tax/generally cheaper COL and it's a win-win. Dallas, in my experience, is a cool city for young professionals as well. Just my 2 cents.


September 19th, 2013 at 8:47 PM ^

Link to SBNation's article here - LINK

This reportedly happened soon after Alabama won the National Championship back in January:

"Regent Wallace Hall and former regent Tom Hicks reportedly were on a call with Nick Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton, after an initial proposition from a person Hall refused to name. The report then adds that Brown was told about the call a few days later, but insisted he was not yet ready to retire, effectively ending the discussions there."

The Geek

September 20th, 2013 at 9:39 AM ^

This happened in the off season, and UT regents asked Mac Brown if he would step down, and he refused.

In my opinion, there are only a few schools Saban would even consider, and I believe Texas and USC to be in that group. Sure he's had terrific success at Alabama, but if someone tripled (hypothetically) your salary and allowed you to bring your entire staff with you, you'd have to at least listen.