Originally written on Fox Sports  |  By By Greg Couch  |  Last updated 9/22/13

TUSCALOOSA, AL - OCTOBER 16: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Ole Miss Rebels at Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
This just confuses things even more. Texas coach Mack Brown thinks he is digging his way out, while Longhorns power brokers are trying to figure out how to gently get rid of him. The story was mysteriously leaked during the week that Texas officials had talked with Nick Saban's agent in January about whether Saban might be interested in taking over the program. Did Brown think that was an accident? Stories crept out, too, that athletic director DeLoss Dodds, Brown's biggest, and maybe only, backer, might be leaving at the end of the year. This is a power struggle, and Brown just doesn't have the power. They were messages to him, trying to get him to leave. Brown isn't getting the hint, not even when fans showed up at the game Saturday in T-shirts that said Saban 2014. Brown was supposed to suffer the final indignity, supposed to lose to Kansas State, the total opposite of super-rich Texas, for the sixth straight time. That was the point of Saturday. Then, he messed everything up...
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