Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock or taking selfies at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, you’d probably heard the news and rumors that Nick Saban is leaving Alabama to become the new head coach at Texas.

First of all Texas Longhorns website Orangebloods.com followed up a weekend of rumors that Saban was going to Texas by saying that UT coach Mack Brown was out. Brown himself said that he wasn’t leaving, saying that he was on a recruiting trip to Florida, telling Jimmy Burch at Horns247: “I’m in Florida recruiting. If I had decided to step down I sure wouldn’t be killing myself down here.

Now, a tweet from Stefan Stevenson of the Texas Star-Telegram said: “Source close to Texas executive council of regents says Nick Saban will be next Longhorns coach.” Some are predicting that he could be paid as much as $15m per year.

However, Sports Illustrated is reporting that Saban – through his agent, Jimmy Sexton – is negotiating a new contract extension with the University of Alabama for $7m per year, citing NFL.com report Gil Brandt.

Saban finished 11-1 last year after being ranked No.1 for almost all season after losing to Alabama rival Auburn. Saban – an expert recruiter – has led Alabama to three National Championships, after winning one at LSU before a horrible tenure in Miami with the Dolphins.

BOTTOM LINE: Despite what the naysayers are saying after his Brain Freeze Moment against Auburn (we think he should have taken the game into overtime – which we believe Alabama would have won), Nick Saban is the best coach in college football. He’s certainly the most decorated, with four National Championships to his name. Saban is God in Alabama, and the only team that would be able to realistically afford him would be Texas, which is one of the richest programs – if not THE richest program – in college football. Despite all the worries from Alabama fans, we believe that Sexton (doing an agent’s job) is negotiating hard with Alabama, and making Saban even more wealthy in the first place. In other words, the only winners from this whole situation are Saban and Sexton. The losers are the taxpayers of Alabama. You know, because Alabama’s a public school and everything.

Be Sociable, Share!

Tagged with:

Filed under: AlabamaArkansasArticleAuburnFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLSUMississippi StatemissouriOle MissSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexas A&MUncategorizedVanderbilt

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!