Rumor: Nick Saban to Texas is a done deal

Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) and head coach Nick Saban run during warm ups prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

There have long been rumors that connected Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban to the Texas Longhorns and on Wednesday another rumor was passed along that said Saban leaving for Austin is a done deal.

Of course, this is strictly a rumor so it should be taken with a grain of salt, but it is an interesting bit of news.

From The Football Braniacs:

We have word now from two trusted sources that Nick Saban to Texas is a done deal. One of the sources said the money he will get is substantial (obviously) but we haven’t got any word on what that number might be.

UPDATE: for those asking for exact dates on when this is going to happen. We don’t know. We are telling you what we know which is that we have two very good sources that have told us that Nick Saban is going to Texas and one of the sources said that the money is going to be substantial. We would not have run this unless we trusted the sources.

There is a chance that this rumor never comes to fruition, but the timing is interesting considering the fact that Alabama just lost to their in-state rivals.

The Crimson Tide had a chance at a real dynasty if they were able to win a third straight national championship, but those hopes came crashing down after a last second loss.

With plenty of key players likely leaving Alabama for the 2014 NFL Draft, including star quarterback A.J. McCarron, there could be no better time for Saban to jump ship and help restore the Texas Longhorns to glory.