Skip to comments.The Internet Is On Fire With Nick Saban Texas Rumors
Posted on 12/11/2013 7:57:50 AM PST by blam
The Internet Is On Fire With Nick Saban Texas Rumors
Dec. 11, 2013, 9:31 AM
People were speculating about Nick Saban going to Texas long before news came out that Mack Brown is expected to resign as head football coach.
So it should be no surprise that a bunch of Saban-to-Texas rumors have burst into life in the last few hours.
It's important to note that Brown hasn't even officially resigned yet, and no one knows anything about whether Saban is actually interested in leaving Alabama.
Take most of these with a hefty dose of salt, and some of them not at all.
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"An Oklahoma City local news sports director says Texas is going to offer him $100 million and 1% of the Longhorn Network:"
I wouldn’t be surprised to find out the source of these rumors is Saban attempting to squeeze more money out of Alabama.
Agreed. The Gators will offer up Will Muschamp. He was supposed to be the coach in waiting.
Why all the fuss?
There will be plenty of unemployed coaches before and at the end of the NFL season to pick and choose, and a whole lot cheaper....................
Oh Please......Oh Please!!!!
Auburn is the only team to beat Alabama this year.
Alabama prepared to give Nick Saban another raise, according to CBS
'a deal in the range of $7 million per year...'
Saban denied he was leaving LSU for the Miami Dolphins
Saban denied he was leaving Miami for Alabama.
Why would anybody be surprised if he's been secretly negotiating with Texas?
Whatever Bama offers, Texas will offer more.
Plus, there’s nothing else for Saban to accomplish at Bama....he loses one game, and players get death threats.
Heh..Saban does like to jump around. It would be awesome if he went to Texas. Just to see how Bama nation would take it.
He’s like Parcells, he likes building up programs, but gets bored after a few years.
But the big advantage in going to Texas is that Saban will never have to play Auburn again.
We’ll get to see how he does against Stoops.
Well, they could always meet up in the playoffs.
“The Gators will offer up Will Muschamp. He was supposed to be the coach in waiting.”
No thanks. Florida proved to provide an outstanding internship opportunity to prove up Muschamp’s vitals, which appear to be lacking.
I predict Stoops will be the next Florida coach when Muschamp gets tossed. Whomever the AD is knows, they cannot afford another miss on Head Coach, and Stoops is the safe bet, they will offer the world for him, plus his wife wants to go back to Florida.
Hope you’re right about Stoops. But he’s turned down Florida offers before. Could be Charlie Strong of Louisville that will be asked to return to Gators before Stoops.
Strong won’t go to Florida with Foley as AD.
I wouldn’t be surprised, no.
Interestingly, another coach who pulled a middle-of-the-night job switch is Brian Kelly of Notre Dame. Now that he is in his dream job (one supposes) with no immediate prospect of changing jobs, he was quite candid recently during a radio interview - maybe too candid.
In the internet age with ridiculously large media gangs and John Doe rumor-posters in every city, bar, restaurant and airport, direct contact between coaches and schools is a thing of the past. Instead, third parties (not just agents) do the groundwork, with a load of hypothetical offers that allow both sides to maintain their denials until the private plane is in the air and the coach is on the way to his press conference. He didn’t say this was exactly the way he left Cincinnati, but then again he didn’t need to.
In other words, the fervent interest in the coaching carousel has produced a code of silence in candidate searches. The media and fans have nobody to blame but themselves.
Texas, at present, must overcome the Big 12’s clear inferiority to the SEC. Yes, they can offer vast riches and their own media network but there’s no way to sex up the conference, especially the bottom half.
Stoops obviously is envious of the SEC, with his recent comments. He can whine about it all he wants, but it won’t change the fact that the Big 12 will never have the same stature as the SEC, even if the SEC has what some call a “down year.”
Mack Brown says he is not retiring?
Bobby Bowden said the same thing. How did that work out?
Another advantage is that he'll have a larger in-state base to recruit from in Texas. I was surprised to see the high percentage of Alabama residents on the roster.
The home state advantage is alive and well. Moms like to see their sons play close to home.
The University of North Texas has really done a good job in that area. Most of their players are from the D/FW area, and Denton is where I-35W & I-35E merge back into I-35.
I think Brian Kelly had a provision in his contract at his previous school thatgave him an out if he got the Notre Dame job. If so, leaving for Notre Dame was not unethical.
That’s what happens when you trust Tricky Nicky.
Perhaps technically/legally not, but I suppose it depends on one’s own definition of ethics, especially when the coach sits through a 3 hour football banquet then informs the team he’s leaving.
I could see that happening.
Texas has a boatload of resources. Financial and football talent. Saban is a great recruiter and no state puts out more D1 talent than Texas. Then he won’t have to play LSU, aTm, Auburn, Georgia, et al in the SEC every year. He will have 1 game: Oklahoma.
He left Cincinnati before a bowl game to take the ND position.
tell it to Auburn people
exactly why i think this guy is garbage.
A good defense and some good fortune made him look like a better HC than he really is.
That percentage has actually been going down the last couple years.
At the end of the Auburn game there was a kid in the stands crying. My wife said he was asking his daddy “Can we go to Auburn and burn a tree?”
He hates playing against Malzhan type offenses. In the Big 12 he’ll have to play against Baylor, Ok State, TCU and Texas Tech. He’ll probably blow a gasket by the third game.
Texas doesn’t have the state recruiting advantage it used to have. Baylor, A&M and Tech look good to lots of players.
Tuberville was at a restaurant with a recruit when he excused himself to answer a phone call. He never came back.
On average our country has lost its morals and priorities.
True, but the state produces thousands more football players than it did 10 years ago. In many parts of the state (and I'm sure it's true elsewhere), by the time a kid enters his freshman year of HS, he's played organized football for 4-5 years.
The sophistication of the offenses and defenses are incredible. At the 6th grade level, my son had a playbook based on what the high school is running, both offensively and defensively. He'll see the same playbooks (with more plays) when he's in 7th and 8th grade.
I don't harbor any illusions that he'll be playing football in college, but he just loves playing the game. His major goal is to matriculate at UT-Austin, and that's fine with me, because he knows he'll have to finish in the top 8% of his class to qualify.
Other schools such as SMU, Rice, and North Texas look good to players, too. As a parent, I like the idea of being just an hour or two drive from seeing my son perform. UNT, TCU, SMU, and Baylor are all within 2 hours of Dallas.
Texas is also going to have the first high school football teams that play in an indoor stadium.
The city of Temple, Texas has 4 middle schools feeding players into one high school. I’m sure lots of other 5A Texas schools has the same program.
But as for recruiting, A&M going to the SEC opened the state up for SEC recruiting. Jerry Jones wanted Texas to play Arkansas in his stadium every year. I’m sure it’s because when he played that was the big game. Texas wouldn’t do it because they believed it would open Texas up more to SEC recruits. So, Jones gets A&M to do it and then A&M joined the SEC. Texas screwed themselves on that. And they screwed themselves on creating the TV network. That really pissed off the Aggies.
There are some real funny videos on YouTube that shows reactions of Bama and Auburn fans during the final play.
Remember that's pronounced "Stagium".
Saint Nick just signed an extension and got a raise. Why would he leave Bama anyway - people there walk around working miracles with his picture, just like PMSNBC does with Ohomo.
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