Nick Saban’s agent spoke with a Texas regent, according to a report from the Associated Press.

The AP report – which does nothing to scotch rumors that the Alabama coach might become the next coach at Texas after Mack Brown leaves at the end of the season – said: “Regent Wallace Hall of Dallas told the AP he spoke by telephone with agent Jimmy Sexton a few days after the Jan. 7 title game. Tom Hicks, a former regent who is the brother of current regent Steve Hicks, also was on the call. Tom Hicks, the former owner of the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Stars and the English professional soccer team Liverpool, was a regent in 1997 when Brown came to Texas and was instrumental in hiring him away from North Carolina.

It is not known who initiated the contact.

Saban rebuffed the story saying: “Nothing went on that I know of. I haven’t talked to anybody about that situation,” and added: “Quite frankly, I’m just too damn old to start all over some place else.”

BOTTOM LINE: Whether we like it or not, this plunges Nick Saban’s career in Tuscaloosa into uncertainty. Expect this to be the topic of conversation for the next, well, 12 months.

 

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