Jan 2, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban prior to kickoff of a game against the Oklahoma Sooners at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Could Texas make one final call to gauge Nick Saban’s interest?

Texas Longhorns athletic director Steve Patterson has gone on record saying he wants to find Mack Brown’s successor by January 15 before the end of the NCAA-mandates dead period for recruiting and Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis of the Austin American Statesman ask the question if Nick Saban will be getting another call.

“The other big fish still out there is Alabama’s Nick Saban, considered by many a longshot. Now that Alabama’s season is over after Thursday’s Sugar Bowl, could Patterson make one final call to gauge Saban’s interest?”

Alabama lost 45-31 to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Thursday evening, so perhaps now that the season has drawn to a close and Saban wouldn’t be put in the precarious position of leaving his players high and dry prior to their bowl game he’d reconsider.

Saban agreed to an extension in December, saying “We are very pleased to have this agreement completed. (Wife) Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. … We are excited about the future and the University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career.”

However, until Texas hires a new coach the Longhorn faithful will insist that Saban is still an option, even if he can’t beat Oklahoma.

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