Alabama's Nick Saban shoots down talk he's eyeing Texas job

Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts on the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts on the sideline during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — The chatter about Nick Saban and a possible opening at the University of Texas came to a head Thursday evening at his weekly radio show.

Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton, was reportedly contacted by a regent and former regent from the University of Texas. The phone conversation, according to the Associated Press, occurred two days after Alabama beat Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship Game. The call was to gauge interest in the Longhorns job if Mack Brown were to step aside.

Asked about the report by Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News, Saban said he was unaware of any contact.

"Nothing went on that I know of. I don't know about any of this stuff," Saban said. "I haven't talked to anybody about that particular situation. They have a coach there."

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SmokeysPup writes:

"let me say this again, I'm not going to Alabama" words Saban said while at Miami....lol When I read the article about him "stepping over" one of his players who was having a seizure on the practice field and never broke stride...... tells me everything I need to know about this guy

rsummie#211799 writes:

"Nothing went on that I know of. I don't know about any of this stuff," Saban said. "I haven't talked to anybody about that particular situation. They have a coach there."

Doesn't sound like a "shoot down" to me...

VolFolks writes:

What a coincidence that the picture of Saban on the atAL.com link shows him gesturing with Texas' "hook 'em horns"

johnlg00 writes:

in response to SmokeysPup:

"let me say this again, I'm not going to Alabama" words Saban said while at Miami....lol When I read the article about him "stepping over" one of his players who was having a seizure on the practice field and never broke stride...... tells me everything I need to know about this guy

When I first heard about this, my first reaction was "Wait...what? No WAY!" Then I thought about him leaving LSU and Miami, and I was like, "Well, maybe WAY!" Tony and Michael were saying on PTI yesterday that Bama could and would match any offer Texas or anybody else made, but after all it is hard to keep a ball rolling indefinitely as big as the one he has forged at Bama, and maybe he WOULD like a different situation after such a run. That was one of the things that Spurrier cited when leaving Florida.

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