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.