They ain’t skeered of no Sexton.

Anybody who’s buying this… well, I’ve still got that very attractive piece of oceanfront property in Hahira I’m prepared to let go to the right person on very favorable terms.

The smoke surrounding emails exchanged from Texas regents based on conversations with Saban’s agent Jimmy Sexton probably won’t change that stance, a high-ranking Alabama source said. Alabama’s higher-ups haven’t felt leveraged by Sexton despite the outside interest Saban has garnered in recent years, according to the source, who qualifies past talks with Sexton as productive and civil. The Texas job was not part of past discussions, according to the source.

I think we’re all agreed that, whatever else one might say about Nick Saban, he’s not a stupid man.  He doesn’t engage Jimmy Sexton’s services because he thinks it’s neat to have an agent.  Sexton’s not stupid, either.  Texas wasn’t put on the table because Sexton likes to talk about the great barbeque brisket he gets when he visits Austin.

“Alabama’s higher-ups” can deny feeling leveraged all they want.  Jimmy Sexton knows better.

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8 responses to “They ain’t skeered of no Sexton.

  1. JasonC

    I know Texas still has some tough games ahead, but after a rough start, Mac has them at 7-2 and back in the top 25. If they manage to finish in the top 25, will Texas push him out to take a chance on Saban?

    • Bulldawg165

      I doubt they’d kick Mack to the curb, especially considering that his contract allegedly goes through 2020 and with an enormous buy-out.

      However, Saban is far from the guy you “take a chance on.” He’s as close to a sure thing as any coach in the past 20 years.

    • Will (the other one)

      The theory/hope among TX fans is that Mack wins out or at worst loses a close one vs. Baylor, wins the bowl game and then retires.

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    I kinda like this Sexton guy. He doesn’t just wait around for Saban’s contract to come up for renewal; he gets out there, stirs the pot, and adds value for his client. That’s proactive.

  3. Yeah, he is a great agent. Of course, it is mostly about how much $$$$ Sexton makes for himself in the deal. Ya Know……Cause, it is ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY, BOTTOM LINE!

  4. Will Trane

    Unless the HC at Auburn has Sexton as an agent, Texas probably will not be talking to Sexton. Most insiders think the Auburn HC is “the coach”. And will be in more demand after his team beats the Dawgs and Tigers, moves into the BCS final 4. Running Coach Gus appears to be the man who will leverage Texas.

  5. Mayor of Dawgtown

    There’s not even a vacancy at Texas yet. Now if Sexton was talking to Southern Cal people………

  6. mg4life0331

    You keep up with that snarky Hahira comment, and you very well may be banished Senator.