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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Your melt is especially melty for July.


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CajunTiger_225
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
He had agreed to a contract. FWIW


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RollTide1987
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
If Texas said no it's because they were stupid and didn't agree to give Saban total control of the program. The one thing that has been holding Texas back has always been that big Texas oil money. Those a-holes are dug into that program tighter than ticks and don't want to relinquish their hold on it for any reason.

Social status is more important than winning for them.


AHM21
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
So we’ve evolved from “Saban is definitely leaving” to “Saban definitely wanted to leave....but didn’t.”

Offseason 2019 is shite.


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OldPete
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I don't think that he was necessarily about to leave, but I think he was considering it pretty hard. It may just be me, but that the huge contract extension sat on his desk, unsigned, for quite a while, and Battle's concern about it, makes me think it wasn't just a rumor. Also, Miss Terry's comment to the Wall Street Journal makes me think Saban was definitely feeling underappreciated...but who knows?

I remember getting pretty worried when I heard the rumors that Miss Terry was househunting in Austin...was that ever confirmed?


auisssa
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Saban was coming off of a championship year and Colin Sexton was using the upcoming HC position opening at Texas as leverage for getting Saban paid one way or another.


You don't say....lol


PrettyLights
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Touche' haha I meant Jimmy Sexton. My bad


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


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WilliamTaylor21
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Ouch!

Texas has always been a high class program. Especially when compared to the other teams in their state.

Glad to see they passed on a low integrity coach.


bigDgator
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Tom Hicks is a moron. How in the hell he ever got rich should be motivation for all the rest of us morons, but he has done some seriously stupid thing to piss away money that smart people just don't do.
This post was edited on 7/10 at 4:07 pm


JuiceTerry
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Joke's on Texas, innit?


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Herman Frisco
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Rumor was 100m for 10 years
He was interested
The storm hit
The end
This post was edited on 7/10 at 3:53 pm


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Nitro Express
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Saban almost fired Sexton because of his dumbassery. Saban didn't want the job and was happy at Alabama. You know this is true because Saban is still here. If it weren't true, Saban wouldn't be here.


Spirit Of Aggieland
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
This is the kind of delusion that I like to see coming from burnt orange media types. It keeps real change from happening.


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skrayper
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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no one is crossing Jamail...


Well, now we know Saban would have never gone to Texas. He pretty much told the PTB at Alabama he needed full control over the football program and got it.

Any school with a "mega booster" isn't getting a coach like Saban.


skrayper
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Texas has always been a high class program. Especially when compared to the other teams in their neighboring states.


Couldn't agree more.


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OldSchoolHorn
Texas Fan
Aspen CO
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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If Texas said no it's because they were stupid and didn't agree to give Saban total control of the program. The one thing that has been holding Texas back has always been that big Texas oil money. Those a-holes are dug into that program tighter than ticks and don't want to relinquish their hold on it for any reason.

Social status is more important than winning for them.




Believe it or not oil doesnt factor in heavily at the booster level, the University owns the land contracts that have provided billions of revenue stream since the 1930's.

Where the leadership and boosters impact on the program is indeed "status" based... the UT powers think educational prestige first and want to be among the elites in that arena vs athletics bragging rights and everything that comes with it.



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CajunTiger_225
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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You know this is true because Saban is still here. If it weren't true, Saban wouldn't be here

If only it were that simple.


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lsufball19
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Social status is more important than winning for them.


that could be said about most BOTs and boosters. They don't care about the right thing to do moreso than what makes them look good or gives them the most control. Alabama used to be the same way and it took a guy like Saban to tell them to kindly back off.


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OldSchoolHorn
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Well, now we know Saban would have never gone to Texas. He pretty much told the PTB at Alabama he needed full control over the football program and got it.

Any school with a "mega booster" isn't getting a coach like Saban.



Likely not, I agree. The convo didnt get too far & it was going to crash eventually due to each side having conflicting non negotiables.



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