Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  By By Tully Corcoran  |  Last updated 9/20/13
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. And, again, don't feel insulted, but this is a calculated move by Texas. Regents don't spill their guts to reporters for no reason. This isn't one of those, "Hey, it's the AP, what's up? Oh, nothing much, just seeing if we can hire Nick Saban." There is no Texas regent today going, "Oh, dagnabbit, how did I let that slip?" There's an old trick prospective coaches have been using for years. You want a certain job, but that team doesn't seem to have thought about you. So you call a reporter and tell that reporter, off the record, that you're a candidate for it. The reporter writes the story, the team sees it and thinks, "Oh yeah, tha...
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