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RT1941
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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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.


Jimmy Sexton is the BEST of the best, no doubt. All anyone has to do was witness what he orchestrated between Malzhan/Auburn/Arkansas back in '17 when Gus kicked UGA/Bama's asses and made it to ATL, then they proceeded to bend AU over and raped them with that contract. That's all you need to know about Jimmy.


FearlessFreep
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Jimmy Sexton is the BEST of the best, no doubt. All anyone has to do was witness what he orchestrated between Malzhan/Auburn/Arkansas back in '17 when Gus kicked UGA/Bama's asses and made it to ATL, then they proceeded to bend AU over and raped them with that contract. That's all you need to know about Jimmy.















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RunNGun57
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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 The story is Mack Brown cockblocked it. 

Texas didn't turn down Saban. 

Mack Brown did.


After reading and hearing about all of the things that happened during that time frame I drew this conclusion, although my memory of the exact timing may be off.

I believe Sabans agent did reach out and there was definitely interest on Texas behalf. Discussions were held all around about how Mack could gracefully bow out. I think Mack (begrudgingly) agreed to go along with the deal. Some banquet of sorts was coming up where he would announce his retirement and Saban would be hired. I believe Saban was aware of how this was going to play out also. However, chicken shite Mack without warning failed to go through with it during his speech. Of course in the meantime, Saban has an awesome extension sitting on the table. He sees the writing on the wall as far as how Mack would never let this happen and shortly afterward (wisely) signed the extension.

Partly truth? Partly reading between the lines? There's a lot of truth there somewhere.

Of course Saban would never have admitted to how interested he was as that would definitely damage his relationship with Alabama, not to mention his reputation and legacy.

Just my 2c


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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
vince Young's knee was down before a touchdown was scored by texas


Gatorbait2008
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Seriously though. If I was in coaching and couldn't coach at UF(I mean..homer and all), Texas would easily be the second choice.


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I always laughed when Spurrier would call him “Mr Football.”


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RunNGun57
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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vince Young's knee was down before a touchdown was scored by texas


Your Mama's always down on her knees.


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CrimsonDynasty
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
If it were true it makes Texas look pretty fricking dumb.


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Hook Em Horns
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
It only took this article 5 days to come here? Y’all slacking.


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


This is accurate and actually what happened.

Not really interested in a UT booster trying to play revisionist history.


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QuackAttack716
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"



What's interesting is that this was in 2012 not 2013, when Texas actually went after Nick Saban.

I think this just reads as "Sexton tried to use Texas for leverage in 2012, but Mack Brown was furiously against it and wanted to return for the 2013 season"


Rohan Gravy
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
I think Saban and his wife wanted to get out of that backwards sister fricking shithole.

They made the best of it.

Do you really think the most successful coach in the history of sports wants to live there year round?

He is living in his own prison.


secuniversity
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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I think Saban and his wife wanted to get out of that backwards sister fricking shithole. 

They made the best of it. 

Do you really think the most successful coach in the history of sports wants to live there year round? 

He is living in his own prison.


Sure. Maybe that's why he moved his mom there, started a Mercedes dealership there, had his daughter's wedding there and his two kids met their spouses there.
Saban's more of an Alabamian than many Alabama fans.

Never did any of that in Baton Rouge, lol.

He made fools of Texas.
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RT1941
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Texas is/was a group of dysfunctional, arrogant idiots. From Nick Saban to fricking Charlie Strong?


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RollTide1987
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Do you really think the most successful coach in the history of sports wants to live there year round?



Well when you consider the fact that he and his wife were both born and raised in Nowhereville, USA, as well as the fact that they plan on retiring to a lake in the middle of nowhere in Georgia, I would venture a guess that the man and his wife don't seem to care for big city living all that much.

Alabama is more his speed compared to Miami or the Baton Rouge/New Orleans area.


OldSchoolHorn
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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Well when you consider the fact that he and his wife were both born and raised in Nowhereville, USA, as well as the fact that they plan on retiring to a lake in the middle of nowhere in Georgia, I would venture a guess that the man and his wife don't seem to care for big city living all that much.

Alabama is more his speed compared to Miami or the Baton Rouge/New Orleans area.




From West Virginia, works 80+ hours a week, not exactly a social butterfly and has the resources to surround himself in luxury regardless of where he lives.

I think Nick will manage to suffer through it.


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3down10
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Longhorn fans should be furious at Mack Brown for putting his ego over the interests of their football program.


It's not true.



3down10
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
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After reading and hearing about all of the things that happened during that time frame I drew this conclusion, although my memory of the exact timing may be off.

I believe Sabans agent did reach out and there was definitely interest on Texas behalf. Discussions were held all around about how Mack could gracefully bow out. I think Mack (begrudgingly) agreed to go along with the deal. Some banquet of sorts was coming up where he would announce his retirement and Saban would be hired. I believe Saban was aware of how this was going to play out also. However, chicken shite Mack without warning failed to go through with it during his speech. Of course in the meantime, Saban has an awesome extension sitting on the table. He sees the writing on the wall as far as how Mack would never let this happen and shortly afterward (wisely) signed the extension.

Partly truth? Partly reading between the lines? There's a lot of truth there somewhere.

Of course Saban would never have admitted to how interested he was as that would definitely damage his relationship with Alabama, not to mention his reputation and legacy.

Just my 2c


All of this is 100% stuff you've made up.





Landmass
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re: Saban tried to leave for Texas, but Texas said, "no"
Wow. This thread is still going. I posted this as SIAP and people cannot let it go.


3down10
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This is accurate and actually what happened.

Not really interested in a UT booster trying to play revisionist history.


The entire thing is based on the claims of a UT booster. Everyone else denies it.

The only actual quote from a person in position to do something comes from Patterson. Who said the only thing Sexton was doing was trying to get more money out of Alabama. Told Sexton not to use them for that, and said he never heard from Sexton again. That was in 2013.







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