We found out that the University of Texas’ regents had a few members talk to University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban about possibly replacing Mack Brown if he were to either retire or be let go. Now there seems to be some disagreement, at least in public statements, about whether there was actually a conference call or meeting.
From the Dallas Morning News:
Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas told the AP he spoke by telephone with agent Jimmy Sexton a few days after the Jan. 7 game. Tom Hicks, a former regent who is the brother of current Regent Steve Hicks, also was on the call.
Tom Hicks declined comment on the call and the meeting with Brown. Steve Hicks told the AP he was in Australia the second week in January and said never talked to Sexton, Brown or Saban about the matter.
“Wallace Hall brought this to the chairman and myself. Nothing was authorized by the board and the chairman and myself thought the board should not be involved,” Steve Hicks said. “Tom and Mack are friends and talk often. They simply visited and just talked the idea through. It was dropped and nothing happened … It was a short conversation.”
This could just be a case of trying to keep things quiet and under wraps. Maybe they did talk to Saban’s agent. Who knows but this will be an interesting situation to watch unfold.