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Landmass
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Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"


Farmer1906
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I don’t believe anyone has ever turned tu down. Coaches, recruiting, anything.


FourThreeForty
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Even if it was true, he’s here now so all of this is basically for laughs anyway.
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Landmass
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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I don’t believe anyone has ever turned tu down. Coaches, recruiting, anything.


I honestly, just saw the article and decided to share it.

Do I believe this is accurate?

No.

Do I believe the quote from Mac Brown?

Yes.

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So I said, ‘Mack, I want to tell you about a conversation I had with Jimmy Sexton. If you want to retire, I think you can graciously have Nick Saban come in and take your place and have it be your idea. That might be a nice way for you to end it.’ “Mack Brown turned bright red. Steam started coming out of his ears, and he said, ‘That guy is not coming here to win a national championship with my players.’ I said, ‘Mack, I’m glad to see you have that passion. I didn’t think you had that passion left.”
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TeLeFaWx
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Tom Hicks riffing about how he was in the driver's seat and all that shite didn't blow up in his face is insane. What's even crazier is that Barstool interpreted this story that way. Tom Hicks didn't say, "no, Mack still has passion we are going to stick with him, sorry Nick."

Even if Saban has interest in the tu job because Alabama fans are terrible people, that doesn't mean he was packing his bags ready to leave. That's just so stupid.


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NocaHomas Teepee
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"


texag7
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Mack Brown


Won a single natl champ (in a game USC choked away) and thinks he’s one of the greatest coaches of all time.

Dude has always been a scumbag


BloodSweat&Beers
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
This makes the powers that be at Texas look worse. They said no to Nick Saban and kept Mack.

Tom Hicks is an idiot for putting this out in public.


Landmass
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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This makes the powers that be at Texas look worse.


Well, yeah.


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NocaHomas Teepee
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Won a single natl champ (in a game USC choked away) and thinks he’s one of the greatest coaches of all time.

I wouldn't put him in the greatest coaches of all time list, but I rewatched the 2006 Rose Bowl a few days ago on The Longhorn Network because I didn't get to see it live at the time.

That was a great win by Texas and I wouldn't say USCw choked it away. LenDale White was fricking beast that game.

It is kind of sad to see all that talent just pissed away in the NFL. Vince Young as well, for that matter.
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Vecchio Cane
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Well yeah, could you blame him?


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CaptainPanic
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
We knew this when it happened.

1. Saban expressed interest in Texas. Texas creamed.
2. Mack Brown found out and held onto the job until Alabama gave Saban an extension. They didn't want to fire Mack, they wanted him to step down.
3. As soon as Saban got a raise, Brown resigned. Brown was pissed at Texas for pushing him out so he fricked UT by them having to resort to Charlie Strong.



Edit: It is fricking hysterical that gumps think there was no chance Saban was headed to UT.
This post was edited on 7/10 at 3:13 pm


auisssa
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
#1 - Saban didn't try to leave. Having a discussion is not the same as trying to leave.

#2 - It's a good thing to have a discussion about getting more money.


EKG
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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I don’t believe anyone has ever turned tu down. Coaches, recruiting, anything

This.

Jesus applied for an adjunct position teaching New Testament Theory. UTex turned Him down.


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OldPete
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
This account goes into much more detail:

LINK

Unlike most Bama fans, I tend to think it was pretty close to happening..sounded like our AD was pretty worried 'bout it...


PrettyLights
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
If Texas is such a desirable job and they are able to offer any amount of money, why is Saban still at Alabama? Saban was coming off of a championship year and Jimmy Sexton was using the upcoming HC position opening at Texas as leverage for getting Saban paid one way or another. Lets say that Saban actually tested the waters with Texas, thats great and everything but its a moot point because he's still at Alabama and this shite happened 6 years ago.
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CajunTiger_225
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I know personally, for a fact, that is not what happened. It is true that Mack Brown didnt want Saban in Austin but Texas was going to hire him anyway.


SummerOfGeorge
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
It's pretty obvious that Saban was getting squirmy and so Sexton did what he was supposed to do and started making calls.

This idea that he was "about to leave" seems pretty silly, but I'm sure the part about Sexton talking to people at Texas is absolutely true. How close Saban actually was to being involved in that and truly wanting it to be a thing is a different story.

Sexton got one of the two desired outcomes : Alabama gave him a new, huge contract that was rushed and pushed into existence partly because of the Texas rumors.
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OldSchoolHorn
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Texas never said no to Saban, the talks never developed far enough for that to take place. Saban backed off via his agent when Mack went full on petulant child. Mack's temper tantrum had some backing in the form of his attorney and mega booster Joe Jamail. Mack is easy to roll into the Gulf, no one is crossing Jamail... especially those employed with Texas. Factor in leadership transitions at UT and it was a cluster large enough to wash out any talks with Saban regardless of its real interest.


PrettyLights
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Whether it be through Texas or Alabama, this whole bit was about Saban getting a more lucrative contract. As most people know, when you force your current employers hand for more money due to getting another offer, you better be prepared to leave your current position.
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