Two words: Jimmy Sexton

Okay, I wasn’t going to post anymore today, but I simply can’t resist this.

A few days after Alabama won the 2013 national championship, a University of Texas regent and a former regent talked with Nick Saban’s agent about the possibility of the Crimson Tide coach replacing Longhorns coach Mack Brown, The Associated Press has learned.

And this is so Jimmy Sexton:

Whether Sexton initiated the contact with Texas is unclear. He did not return a telephone message from the AP on Thursday. Alabama spokesman Jeff Purinton also declined comment.

Hall said a person he would not identify called him, unsolicited, and proposed an introduction to Sexton.

The only thing missing is a bone to throw Houston Nutt.

Needless to say, it would be a lot of fun to see this story develop legs, especially during the season.  But I’m not holding out much hope of that.

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19 responses to “Two words: Jimmy Sexton

  1. shane#1

    Saban don’t have time for that shit!

  2. Bright Idea

    Alabama won’t be outbid by Texas. Saban will have to desire the challenge.Don’t see it happening. Not even the Texas football culture matches Bama’s and the place is much more political. Monster raise coming for Saban either way.

    • 81Dog

      ain’t nobody in Alabama got the oil money those ol’ boys in Texas got. Alabama can certainly afford to pay Nick a ridiculous amount, and well over what he’s currently making, but if some guy in Houston decides it’s time to stop talking about the picture of the dog, and is willing to cash whip Nick, then it’s going to be up to Nick whether he wants to take ridiculous money from Alabama, or he wants to be so rich he can buy Alabama.

  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Two guys named Billy Bob and Bubba from Fort Deposit will visit Jimmy Sexton, ask how his kids are doing, and ask a ‘favor’ that Jimmy lay low.

  4. uglydawg

    Until that day, however far out there it may be, that Nick Saban loses two in a row to Auburn.

  5. Hobnail_Boot

    Alabama won the 2013 title? Already?

    Damn.

  6. mdcgtp

    My guess from all this is that this was a probing exercise by these guys on Texas officially unofficial behalf. If Saban was truly interested or named a price where he would not ask Bama to counter, my guess is he would be in Austin, and Mack Brown would be enjoying a massive payout under the guise of “spending more time with the grandkids”.

    this is not going anywhere now that its public. I would be shocked if Saban has any contact with Texas EVER again unless he goes to the NFL and fails again and wants to come back. I still think his next move is to take another shot at the NFL. Pete Carroll’s success in the NFL after USC and two prior failed NFL stints makes it look very appealing (so root hard for the Seahawks to win the super bowl). never mind that Carroll’s GM has done a fantastic job and Saban will probably think erroneously that he needs total control.

  7. Billy Mumphrey

    So you’re saying Houston Butt to Bama?

  8. Isn’t Sexton EVERYBODY’S agent? Anyone have a handy list of Sexton’s clients?

    Also, is Texas going to give it’s next HC total control? (i.e. allow roster management a la NFL?)

  9. Coastal Dawg

    What if this mess with Fluker has any legs and Bama vacates a title and/or get some sort of probation? How fast will Saban be ready to reconsider staying in Bham?

  10. Keese

    Texas would win in a bidding war against Bama….by a long shot. Would be interesting to see