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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonNagus View Post
    You mean to tell me that the only reason Saban didn't go to Texas was because Mack Brown wouldn't allow it. You mena to tell me the big money guys wanted Saban, had Saban, Saban was ready to come but, the soon to be "fired" Mack Brown vetoed the whole thing?

    Hold on a second while I change my pants from laughing too much.

    What a joke. If the money guys wanted Saban, and Saban wanted Texas, then Saban would be at Texas, regardless of what Mack wanted.

    Texas folks like to claim they can buy anyone and everything but, somehow, this time, they were stopped by little ole Mack. Makes perfect sense from the "Colt got hurt" crowd.

    "...but Mack vetoed Saban!"
    Exactly

    But blaming Mack Brown is much easier than admitting you got rejected, ain't it?
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Living in a world of delusion. What I was told at the time, and I believe, is that Saban seriously considered UTw and concluded he could not live with the booster interference he would inevitably have there but had under control at Bama...
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Living in a world of delusion. What I was told at the time, and I believe, is that Saban seriously considered UTw and concluded he could not live with the booster interference he would inevitably have there but had under control at Bama...
    This seems like the real story.
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

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    Living in a world of delusion. What I was told at the time, and I believe, is that Saban seriously considered UTw and concluded he could not live with the booster interference he would inevitably have there but had under control at Bama...
    Between his book and what he said on the radio at the time, Phil Savage clearly felt like Saban was about to leave.
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    “Saban has personally told me that he didn’t go to Texas because he wouldn’t have just one boss, he’d have to answer to 20-30 bosses. He knew what he had at Bama and only has to answer to one boss.”

    That’s roughly what Finebaum just said on his show.

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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Living in a world of delusion. What I was told at the time, and I believe, is that Saban seriously considered UTw and concluded he could not live with the booster interference he would inevitably have there but had under control at Bama...
    I've been told that when Mack Brown was at Texas that every Friday that UT was playing a home game on Saturday, there was a group of Billionaires -- with a "B" -- that expected Brown to have lunch with them and he did.

    Can you imagine CNS coddling up to that???

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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    If Nick Saban wanted to coach at Texas AS BADLY as all these folks keep saying years later.......then he would have gone to Texas.


    If he didn't go because of the alumni and their nonsense, he didn't "want" to coach Texas.


    He clearly never did because he isn't and never did.
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by selmaborntidefan View Post
    If Nick Saban wanted to coach at Texas AS BADLY as all these folks keep saying years later.......then he would have gone to Texas.


    If he didn't go because of the alumni and their nonsense, he didn't "want" to coach Texas.


    He clearly never did because he isn't and never did.
    Or....

    He liked the idea until he took the time to look at everything and realized Texas boosters were worse than Alabama boosters were in December 2006, at which point he realized it wasn't worth the money.
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    Living in a world of delusion. What I was told at the time, and I believe, is that Saban seriously considered UTw and concluded he could not live with the booster interference he would inevitably have there but had under control at Bama...
    Yep, pretty much the same version I heard back at the time, with Red McCombs' name prominently mentioned and with no Mal Moore to run interference.
    Last edited by bama61; July 9th, 2019 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Or....

    He liked the idea until he took the time to look at everything and realized Texas boosters were worse than Alabama boosters were in December 2006, at which point he realized it wasn't worth the money.
    Not to mention, he and his main man Sexton used the flirtation to pull some more money out of the powers that be in Tuscaloosa. That little scam that the agents and coaches use every year seems laughable, but it seems to work every single time.

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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by teamplayer View Post
    Not to mention, he and his main man Sexton used the flirtation to pull some more money out of the powers that be in Tuscaloosa. That little scam that the agents and coaches use every year seems laughable, but it seems to work every single time.
    OTOH, all he really has to do is ask. Whatever he asks, he's worth it...
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by teamplayer View Post
    Not to mention, he and his main man Sexton used the flirtation to pull some more money out of the powers that be in Tuscaloosa. That little scam that the agents and coaches use every year seems laughable, but it seems to work every single time.
    That little scam only works if the coach is winning, oh wait, Gus got $49 million for 7 years. Year one was 2018 with an 8-5 record. What a bunch of fools in Lee County.
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    Re: Texas regent still says Nick Saban was coming in 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by RTR91 View Post
    Or....

    He liked the idea until he took the time to look at everything and realized Texas boosters were worse than Alabama boosters were in December 2006, at which point he realized it wasn't worth the money.
    Full banjeaux for this.

    Additionally, I think the fact that it got out leading up to our NC game, in enough detail that Saban knew only a select few could possibly have leaked it, was a killer. He knew that, if they'd leak that, under the circumstances, they honestly believe they will say and do anything in the belief that their money can make it all better...it's just a matter of negotiating price.

    At that point, the UTw money got too expensive. He leveraged the dalliance into more money at Alabama and a bailout on a failed seven-figure spec house investment. So we are where we are, and UTw is where it is, still whining about if Colt hadn't gotten hurt.

    They are honestly pitch-black-blind as to why their money couldn't get them what they wanted.
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