5 perennial losers Nick Saban could turn into champions

Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Texas Longhorns
Texas Longhorns. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

1. Texas

It wasn’t long ago when Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger daringly announced to the world that Texas was back.

Texas isn’t back.

Since Tom Herman took the reigns from Charlie Strong after the 2016 season, he’s done a great job at taking Texas, at least partly, back into a team worth fearing. Since the Mack Brown era, fans have felt the frustration of a team, packed full of home-bred Texas talent, that has just fallen short of the top-tier of teams.

With high expectations after playing well against an LSU team that eventually became national champions, the season eventually fell to an 8-5 overall record and a 5-4 record in the Big 12.

Though they’ve won the Texas Bowl, the Sugar Bowl and the Alamo Bowl in the past three years—you can’t help but feel disappointed by a Texas program in one of the best recruiting areas of the country and continues to play second fiddle to Oklahoma in the Big 12.

This could be one of the more logical places for Saban to end up if he ever did want a change of address. Remember when Texas thought they were going to lure Saban out of Alabama years ago only to be disappointed?

Texas has a long tradition of winning, but even back in the Brown era, they underperformed at times despite pulling in (for years in a row, as in 2010 to 2012) top-three recruiting classes.

Saban would instantly bring change to that and showcase his talent at developing, well, talent and one day, just maybe, accurately declare: Texas. Is. Back.

It could very well be.

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