The number of rumors has - at least according to my attention span - DECREASED through the years. I don't mean that Roland and Clem were talking at the bait shop and one of 'em said, "Reckin' Co-atch Nick gawn go ta da Steal-uhs?" I mean genuine "rumors."
His first year they were at their apex. It just seems to me they've gone DOWN through the years. The ONE that had me a touch worried was after his first year when LSU somehow got the idea that Miles was going to Michigan and Nick would go running back to LSU in a heartbeat.
Once that didn't happen - I really haven't worried. If CNS left tomorrow - we'd be a program with a solid foundation who enjoyed one great ride through four very good to great seasons.
Texas - and I'm serious here - Texas fans here in Dallas actually think that since they can throw open the wallet and pay CNS more, he'll drop us like an old date for the new playmate.
Of course, this is why Texas NEVER had a down period without even contending for the national championship (1971-2004, only one legitimate challenge, 1977). Because they have the money to buy ANYTHING they want and can and will and blah blah blah.
I'm happy. Period.