The rumor mill is already working overtime when it comes to Nick Saban, and we haven’t wrapped up the conference championships or even named the finalists for the Heisman trophy yet. But the endless speculation about the Alabama coach leaving for Texas won’t stop.
Well these quotes from Texas president Bill Powers should put a stop to the unfounded rumors and ridiculous speculation about the four-time national champion leaving for a job that isn’t even open as Mack Brown is signed through 2020. Powers told the Austin American-Statesman:
“I’ve never met Nick Saban. I’ve never talked to Nick Saban. We have not hired Nick Saban. Mack’s our coach, and I can say flatly that the rumors we have hired or come to an agreement with Nick Saban or even talked to him are false.”
Now I know what you’re thinking; you’re thinking Texas could have reached out to Saban’s agent and put out feelers to see if Saban would entertain the thought of leaving Tuscaloosa if Brown should be removed of his coaching duties without Powers actually talking to Saban.
Technically, he wouldn’t have spoken to or met Saban to do this, but until Brown is fired, resigns, or is reassigned in the athletic department wasting any more time on Saban going to Texas is about as useless as a screen door on a submarine.
Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports and radio host on Sportstownchicago.com. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickASchmidt and Google and email him at SchmidtPatrick@gmail.com for media inquiries.