Edit (i dont think Saban leaves bama at all. This is what was being broadcast on espn austin with sean adams and erin hogan. Ttese are there points not mine. What do people think about these points. The radio host were basically starting full on rumors on air that if Saban left Bama it would be to Texas)
I was listening to Espn Austin yesterday and they were making the case that Saban is turning down pro jobs because he is either staying at Bama or may be coming to Texas. By no means did they think it was a sure thing but they felt their were two many connections to not consider Saban may be coming to Texas when he leaves Bama.
Connection #1 - Saban won't even speak to nfl teams meaning he's happy at Bama or has something else lined up like Texas
Connection #2- Mack has lost favor with big boosters and at most has next year only if things don't get better.
Connection#3- Kirby Smart was approached by all the jobs open in the SEC and refused to talk leading one to believe he knew Bama would be open soon and he would be the choice to fill it.
Connection #4- Larry Porter was just hired by UT when he really does not have much connection to Mack. (Point is now invalid that Sean Adams was making because it has been pointed out that porter coached under miles not Saban)
Connection #5- Major Applewhite is o cord now who was of course also o cord under Saban at Bama.
Connection #6- Stacy Searles is o line coach which he was with Saban at LSU.
Connection #7- Texas would pay him whatever the hell he wants and be happy to do it.
Connection #8 it should be easier to win in Austin then any where else. Fertile recruiting ground, better place to live, better quality of life, easier conference where you only have to win a few games to be conference champ. Plus the ego boosting fame if the longhorn network gets picked up nationally.
Now don't get me wrong. I think Saban stays longer at Bama and maybe moves on in a few years but there is a lot that might in the future connect him to the Texas. I personally think if Saban indicated he wanted the job this year or next Mack is out and in rides Saban.
This post was edited on 1/4 at 11:23 am