Considerin’s got nothin’ to do with it.

Nick Saban is shocked, shocked that anybody would believe the stories about him and the Texas job.   Maybe a little disappointed in all of us, too.  But it was out of his hands.

“Really, the whole thing from my perspective stunk, but there wasn’t a hell of a lot I could do about it.”

Well, maybe other than telling Jimmy Sexton not to pick up the phone, that is.

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12 responses to “Considerin’s got nothin’ to do with it.

  1. Timphd

    Would I be shocked if he still goes to Texas after all this? Of course not. Texas may roll out that “offer that can’t be refused” once they see the other candidates out there. Hard to get excited about some coordinator who has never been head coach, or some coach who is “beneath” the vaunted Horns. They have an inflated sense of their own importance (see the Longhorn network and reasons for TA&M leaving Big 12) and won’t settle for just another coach. They want a big name and will still come after Saban I’m betting. A $10 million offer would be hard to refuse would it not?

  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    Ok. Fine. But Saban sure as hell used the threat of going to Texas to get a new deal with Bama.

  3. So did Sumlin, and Malzahn! Were they in on it too?

  4. mg4life0331

    He got a new deal and the Texas guy steps down. I bet it was a bargaining chip. He had a deal till 2020 anyways. Not sure how he needed to so more commitment.

  5. AusDawg85

    Orangeblood.com has a version of the story that is interesting…but don’t confuse them with journalists. So the story goes that Mack was ready to step down last week on his terms, but then found out some regents were already after Saban again. He was incensed and not only reneged on resigning, but vowed to leak the story (hence OB’s claim to this inside story). Once Saban signed the new contract with Bama Friday, thus denying Texas the chance to get him, Mack then immediately resigned to stick it to the regents working against him. Supposedly a lot of bad blood behind the scenes. And Mack is sticking around as a consultant so he continues to earn under his contract.

    And Nicky ain’t going to Texas. The search is already on elsewhere.

  6. Deja vu. Long time ago down in Lousyanna…lies….lies….lies.

  7. Mayor of Dawgtown

    The next logical guy for Texas to go after is Urban Meyer.

  8. A school of Texas’ stature would be stupid for not pursuing someone like Saban.

    There’s nothing wrong with Sexton answering the phone (or picking up the phone) to hear what someone on the other line says. His job is to get his clients paid.

    Regardless of his new deal, Saban doesn’t have a buyout and can walk at any time.