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kywildcatfanone
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Yeah, no one believes that.


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Ted2010
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Texas...turn down Nick Saban; get Charlie Strong.


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jimdog
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
"Who knows if this true or not, it coulda been"....BWAHAHAHAHA!


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





I absolutely think that was his "time to move on and take over another project" moment that he has had at every job his entire life.

For whatever reason (Texas incompetence, getting older, whatever) he passed on that urge and decided to stay and I don't think there has ever been any pull to leave since then. And I think he figured out that maintaining a dynasty is a rebuilding job all it's own and he likes it.


armytide373
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Shortly after winning his third national championship at Alabama in 2012, Saban reached out to the Longhorns’ power brass through agent Jimmy Sexton 

Fake. Jimmy Sexton isn't the agent that he is by being reactive. Agents keep feelers out all the time. It keeps options open for clients and provides leverage for contract negotiations. There is a high likelihood that Saban knew nothing about the initial contact.

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If Saban was a business guy, he’d be what you would call a turnaround artist. He’s not a longterm CEO. Fix it, win and go on. He knows he will never catch Bear
5 titles (6 total, catching the Bear in a much more competitive era) and 12 years later...

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when you can keep Mack Brown for an 8-5 season, with losses to BYU & Ole Miss
it happens, sometimes twice... almost thrice


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RollTide4Ever
Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Texas has money, that's it. For such a powerhouse program, only one title in the desegregated era. OU is a bigger program.


bigbopper
Texas Fan
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Member since Jul 2015
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Nah. We have a lot more than $. Location, academic prestige, the number one brand in college football, etc.

But there is no doubt the end of the Mack Brown era was buggled badly due to hubris and poor planning by coaches, the administration, and yes our big boosters. The Saban fiasco was and is pretty embarrassing.

That all said, earlier texag7/ Daniel posted that Mack Brown has “always been a scumbag.” This is BS on so many levels- there aren’t a lot of people out there in the football world who don’t consider him a class act. I would put him up against any big time head coach in the last couple of decades in terms of his class and reputation. He was and is a great elder statesman.

Then again, Daniel is used to rooting for a program with a history of violations and scumbaggery going back generations so where does it end. I highly recommend googling Sumlin’s 2013 recruiting class.


RollTide4Ever
Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2006
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Number one brand in cfb? A program with one national title in the last 40 years?

Texas is the England of soccer.


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RatRodDawg
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
According to Paul Finebaum, he stated on national TV that he himself spoke with Nick Saban and Saban said he didn't go to Texas because he DID NOT WANT to go to Texas. Saban said he didn't want to be under 30-40 people which is how Texas operates; instead, he wants to work under 1 person. Texas said they had a "blank check" and was willing to offer Saban $100 million, but it didn't matter to Saban….he wanted to stay at Alabama.

I don't blame him. I can't stand U of Texas and Austin. Place is too ugly.
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bigbopper
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Member since Jul 2015
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I wouldn’t stand us either if I were you, after what we did to your team in January.


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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number one brand in college football


L o frickin L


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RatRodDawg
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Nah. We have a lot more than $. Location, academic prestige, the number one brand in college football, etc.


Academic prestige, yes. However, if Texas were in the SEC, you'd be standing 4th in line behind Vanderbilt (14th among all schools, private & public) Georgia (13th public, 46th nationally) & Florida (8th public, 35th nationally), all ranked ahead of Texas (15th public, 49th nationally) in U.S. News College rankings.



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Rhino5
Atlanta Falcons Fan
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Member since Nov 2014
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I remember a ton of smoke about it back then. There was definitely something brewing, but it didn’t work out.


MrMojoRisin
Alabama Fan
Member since May 2014
3461 posts

re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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I absolutely think that was his "time to move on and take over another project" moment that he has had at every job his entire life. For whatever reason (Texas incompetence, getting older, whatever) he passed on that urge and decided to stay and I don't think there has ever been any pull to leave since then. And I think he figured out that maintaining a dynasty is a rebuilding job all it's own and he likes it.


This. I had some inside information at the time that he was actually considering it. The desire to win championships at 3 programs was a draw. But it appears that Texas arrogance/incompetence poisoned the move and Saban decided to stay. He’s entrenched now and isn’t going anywhere.


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flomacanes
Alabama Fan
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Member since Nov 2009
2634 posts

re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
1. Saban reaches expressed interest in another job that led to him getting ANOTHER raise at Alabama. Good move on Saban’s part.

2. Barstool spins this as Saban shot down. He wasn’t. He used Texas to get his raise.

3. Tom Hicks admits that the power brokers at Texas are either (a) stupid enough to stick with Mack Brown over Saban, or (b) think they ever had a real shot at getting Saban.

4. If Mack Brown’s quote is real about not wanting Saban to win a championship with his players then Mack Brown is an idiot. The Texas players by that time were not anywhere close to what Saban has had stockpiled at Bama since 2008.


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TizzyT4theUofA
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Battle


This is the only reason I could see him wanting to leave. Battle was terrible.


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Hidden Tiger
Member since Jun 2019
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
So the story is Mack Brown cockblocked it.

Texas didn't turn down Saban.

Mack Brown did.


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

denial


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3down10
Alabama Fan
Member since Sep 2014
5182 posts

re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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I remember a ton of smoke about it back then. There was definitely something brewing, but it didn’t work out.


I don't think there was much to it. We've been seeing this story the entire time and it always gets rehashed and everyone claims Saban wanted this and that. It's always click/troll bait every time.

And yet the one thing that is consistent in all this is that Saban wasn't even involved.

Sexton is an agent. He represents many high profile coaches. He is going to be meeting with people constantly and they are going to talk about different coaches he represents.

Then loud mouth guy wants to look big and leaks out details of a private conversation(because nobody bullshites others). And what coach in the discussion is going to make the biggest headlines? The one that has caused a now 7 year old story to get rehashed year after year.

But I must admit this is probably the funniest version of it.
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Riseupfromtherubble
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"


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