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Mack Brown will not be the coach at Texas forever. If Texans fans, and a particular Texas regent has their way, Nick Saban will be the next coach. The Associated Press is reporting that a regent reached out to Nick Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton after the national championship game last year:
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.
Two days after the call with Sexton, Tom Hicks met with Brown over lunch and told him about the call, according to several people who spoke with the AP. He asked Brown if he was ready to retire.
Brown, who had just finished his 15th season at Texas, said he wanted to keep coaching and the matter was dropped.
If this is accurate, the BIG money people are done with Mack Brown and are ready for Saban to lead the program back to prominence. This is when Mack has to start to worry. When millionaire donors are having secret meetings and wanting you to retire, your time is up. Saban makes $5.6 million/year at Alabama but Texas would likely go in the $8 million range to lure Saban away from Tuscaloosa.
Before you jump up and down Longhorns fans, let me say this: I don’t believe Nick Saban is leaving Alabama. He has full control over the best program in America right now and his wife is on the record as loving being there. To me, that matters way more than people realize. However, we know two things about Nick Saban. He will win and he will listen to offers.
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Regents from the University of Texas and Nick Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton, have reportedly spoken about the Texas Longhorns head coaching position.
On the morning drive to work, sport’s talk show host Paul Finebaum was still on the subject. The fact that University of Texas fans continue to think its a possibility that Nick Saban would consider to replace Mack Brown.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that a current and former Texas regent contacted Nick Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, in January about the concept.
Back in 2010, Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Texas HC Mack Brown filmed a commercial for EPSN College GameDay. The two coaches has earlier in the year faced each other when Alabama beat Texas for its first BCS title under Saban.
This commercial is ironic as reports circulate that Saban was targeted to replace Brown at Texas as early as January.
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Nick Saban has put together a dynasty at Alabama and seems to be happy there, but if one job could make him leave Tuscaloosa, it might be Texas. According to a report, at least one side has interest in that happening. The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, spoke with University […]
Maybe all the people who want change at the top of the University of Texas need to just wait a couple of years.
According to Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who some people would love to see in Austin, there's another coach in the making with strong ties to the University of Texas Ricky Williams.
So maybe Williams isn't the solution right now, as he's in his first season...
I'd hate to insult anybody's intelligence by stating the obvious, but if you're a college football coach (namely Mack Brown), and your regents are talking, on the record , with The Associated Press, about how maybe you should think about retirement and, oh yeah, we've been talking to someone else . . .
Well that's, uh, probably not a good sign for you.
Alabama Coach Nick Saban had his normal Wednesday teleconference along with all other Southeastern Conference football coaches Wednesday. Here is a recap of the session with Saban.
AUSTIN, Texas -- A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban's agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown, The Associated Press has learned.
Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas told the AP he spoke by telephone with agent Jimmy Sexton a few days...
The Associated Press has learned that a University of Texas regent and a former regent spoke with Alabama coach Nick Saban's agent about Saban coaching the Longhorns if Mack Brown retired.
The meeting took place a few days after Alabama won the national championship in January. Two days later, Brown was approached by the former regent to consider retiring. Brown, who had just...
Jim McElwain has labored in college football's ''Mecca'' under Alabama coach Nick Saban and run the offense for two national championship teams.
Now Colorado State's head coach, McElwain returns to Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night as a heavy underdog trying to find a way to beat his old boss and stop former quarterback pupil AJ McCarron.
It's been a tough week for Texas coach Mack Brown.
The Longhorns (1-2) have lost two straight games and will open the Big 12 season Saturday night at home against Kansas State (2-1). Then came Thursday's revelation that a school regent and a close friend talked in January with Alabama coach Nick Saban's agent about the possibility of luring Saban to Austin if Brown retired...
Nick Saban and Mack Brown in ESPN College GameDay promo. Via Mr. SEC.
The AP is reporting that one current and one former member of the University of Texas Board of Regents spoke in January to the agent of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban about the possibility of replacing Texas HC Mack Brown. This is said to have been place a few days after Saban led Alabama to a victory...
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From the AP: “A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban’s agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown,The Associated Press has learned.
Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas told the AP he spoke by telephone with agent Jimmy Sexton a few days after...