Nick Saban To Texas? Texas Regent Spoke With Saban’s Agent
Alabama Crimson Tide fans think Nick Saban would never leave Tuscaloosa. Texas Longhorn fans think their head football coaching gig is the best in the Country. Could Saban be making a move to Austin?
According to an Associated Press report, a Texas regent and a former regent contacted Nick Saban’s agent Jimmy Agent after the Tide’s 2013 national championship in Miami last January.
Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas told the AP he spoke by telephone with agent Jimmy Sexton a few days after the Jan. 7 game. Tom Hicks, a former regent who is the brother of current Regent Steve Hicks, also was on the call. Tom Hicks, the former owner of the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Stars and the English professional soccer team Liverpool, was a regent in 1997 when Brown came to Texas and was instrumental in hiring him away from North Carolina.
Current head coach Mack Brown is on the hot seat as the Longhorns are in the midst of a third struggling season.
According to the report, 48 hours after Hicks spoke with Saban’s agent, he told Brown about the conversation, and asked Brown if he was nearing retirement.
Brown indicated to Hicks that he was not, and the story seems to have died there. However, with this latest report getting leaked, look for plenty of speculation and rumor to heat up.
What do you think? Will Saban ever leave Alabama? Would you leave Tuscaloosa for Austin? Would you leave Bama’s giant athletic budget for an even bigger one? Would you leave the SEC for the less competitive Big 12? Would you leave the state of Alabama for Texas, which is consistently littered with the best high school prospects in the Country, year in and year out?
Sound off and let us know.