Oct 19, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban paces the sidelines against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban’s agent reaching out, shopping him to Texas

There have long been rumors that link Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban to the Texas Longhorns, but Saban and his camp have denied the rumors in the past. However, new information has been made available that makes it clear Saban’s agent has reached out to the Longhorns and has been shopping Saban to the team.

From the Associated Press:

“Sexton confirmed that UT is the only job Nick would possibly consider leaving Alabama for, and that his success there created special pressure for him,” Hicks wrote in the email to brother and current Regent Steve Hicks.

Of course, just because Saban’s agent is open to the idea, it doesn’t mean that Saban would actually want to leave the Crimson Tide.

Saban isn’t getting any younger and he has a great thing going for him in Alabama, so building another program at this point in his career may not be something that Saban would be interested in doing.

At the same time, returning Texas to glory would be the best way for Saban to finish off his coaching career.

Do you think Saban should or will leave Alabama for Texas? Sound off in the comments section below and share your thoughts.

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  • Debbie

    He should stay for sure!! We love him!! What he has done for the Crimson Tide football program AND the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa is something that simply doesn’t come around often. It would be devastating for him to leave us now! I would not like to be forced to see that he lied all those times when he said he was not leaving here and that he and his wife love it here in Tuscaloosa. It would tarnish everything good he has done here. Roll Tide!!!!

    • tmarsh0307

      Debbie, I don’t think that it would blemish his Alabama accomplishments to leave for Texas. He has done what he came to Alabama to do – rebuild the program and win championships. Whatever happens, Alabama should celebrate Saban’s legacy and whether it is this year, or in a few years when Saban retires, hand the program over to Kirby Smart, who could have a long tenure continuing, improving and adapting the process.

      • Debbie

        It is certainly our hope that one day Kirby Smart will take over the reigns here at Alabama. But to say that Coach Saban’s accomplishments wouldn’t be tarnished by not being truthful and then leave unexpectedly isn’t the reality. Of course we are so very proud of what he has done for us and all the championships and his ability to really bring people together and that is untouchable. Having said that, it would still hang a dark cloud over everything regardless how great they are. I am hopeful that he will retire here. Keep in mind that Alabama is in the hunt for a 3-peat. For these stupid stories to keep coming out before a big game is crazy!!! I will continue to hope he will stay here and retire here. I too realize that he’s going to do what he wants to do. I know that!!! I’m just HOPING he won’t leave us!! It’s happened before… remember those famous words, I am not going to be the coach at the University of Alabama.. surprise!!

    • Deborah Ferrill Jones

      He lied to LSU years ago before he left to go to the NFL and the Miami Dolphins. He lied to that organization and went to Alabama. Having said that, and yes I do not like Nick Saban (I grew up 15 minutes from the LSU campus), you can’t blame anyone for chasing the bigger money. Once a liar – always a liar!

  • tmarsh0307

    Your interpretation of the evidence is misleading. This was January when Sexton reached out to Texas. I think the time has passed for Saban to leave Alabama. Would a 62-year old Saban be able to begin the process at Texas as he did at Alabama at age 55. I just don’t see Saban coaching to 70 at the pace that he does. Even then, would he be able to duplicate the success he has had at Alabama at Texas? Not sure this makes sense.

    • Debbie

      I agree that it does not make sense. However, look at his past statements before coming here. I’m not here to judge Coach Saban and it truly makes no sense for him to leave Alabama when he is settled and has the football program the way he wants it. Proven by the championships. I will stand by my words that it will tarnish his legacy here… some don’t want to admit it but I believe it. All I want to say is that I hope he stays with us and retires here. RTR!!

  • Angela

    I am a Die Hard Bama Fan just like the next person, but I am sick of
    hearing this stuff. Yes he has done GREAT things for our program, but
    if he wants to leave there is nothing we can do to stop him. I would be disappointed in him as a person if he lied to us, but he’s gonna do what he wants to do! Everybody knows that.

    • hehe

      Like he lied to LSU AND Miami? Alabama would be no different. I am a student at Texas and I don’t want someone who will say one thing and do another. Mack Brown is LOYAL, which is hard to find in college football, and that is why I want him to stay.

  • John Morgan

    Saben puts pressure on himself with his work ethics. He is very intense. At his age, and with the money Alabama has I don’t see him leaving. I could be wrong. I don’t have any inside info, it’s just my opinion. Also they have played a huge role in the tornado relief efforts. He is an investment made by the U of A. As was quoted on 60 minutes this past Sunday night. An investment that has paid off several times over.

  • suzanne

    I wish that Nick Saban would leave Alabama and go to texas . I am not fan of him and the team . I am a Big Fan of AUBURN TIGERS.

    • Wiliam

      An Auburn fan that doesn’t like Alabama and Saban, what a shock! lol

  • Tyler Thrower

    awful journalisim at it’s finest…way to take things out of context…no wonder this is your job.

  • jeremy

    could care less about Saban leaving or not, but this article is ridiculous, the writer is completely inaccurate, as this incident took place in January. The writer probably should have mentioned that somewhere. It looks like someone is digging really hard for a story that passed a long time ago.

  • shopagent

    I must say author succeeded in starting conversation. However after reading all those comments I’m not sure what to think about this article…

  • John Anthony

    10 yr 100 Million Reasons plus the richest Athletic Department in the USA!!!!