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It could have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

The New York Times has a pretty good story about Nick Saban’s flirtation with Texas from a couple of years ago.  The amazing thing to me is the number of people associated with the Longhorns program who managed to delude themselves into thinking Jimmy Sexton was being something other than Jimmy Sexton.

Enter the biggest dick in college football.

In November, Steve Patterson, the former president and general manager of the N.B.A.’s Portland Trail Blazers, became the university’s athletic director, replacing Dodds. Patterson was tasked with cleaning up the mess at Texas, something he would soon begin to do. Of course, he had come to Texas well after the Sexton call with Tom Hicks and Hall. It wasn’t too long after Patterson had taken the job at Texas that Sexton called him, too.

Patterson says he believes he knew what Sexton was up to. “I’ve known Jimmy for 30 years,” he says. “I told him if he wanted to come here and drink bourbon and eat barbecue and talk about Saban, that’d be fine. But I told him not to come here if he just wanted to get Saban an extension and a raise at Alabama, which I thought was his intention all along.

“Of course, Jimmy took great affront to that, which is fine. He was just doing his job. But that was the end of the conversation. I never talked to Saban and we never made an offer.”

Which is a crying shame, if for no other reason than it would have been a gas to hear Saban’s reaction to being required to pay for his meals.

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“Anyone want to loan me a crayon so I can explain cost-benefit analysis to our new AD?”

Some day, somebody’s gonna write one helluva book about the Steve Patterson era at Texas.

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There’s penny pinching. Then there’s Steve Patterson.

You read this, and suddenly Greg McGarity doesn’t seem so bad.

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Steve Patterson’s gonna Steve Patterson.

Shorter Texas AD:  Sure, being a dick is a tough job, but somebody’s gotta do it.

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“He has turned the Horns ‘brand’ into a commodity to be sold.”

Sally Lehr, your problem is that what you see as a bug, Steve Patterson sees as a feature.

I fear for the rebranding.

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I’ll have what he’s drinking.

The new president of the University of Texas comes out in favor of beer sales at football games, even though “he rarely drinks beer”.

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“We’re booked through 2027.”

Steve Patterson, ladies and gentlemen… Steve Patterson.

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