Double the cash
Any offer would be matched. Fact.
Could bring Big 12 back to glory
Gonna take more than one program to do that. Also, Saban couldn't care less about the Big 12.
Could bring Tejas back to glory
Might intrigue him. Not enough on it's own, though.
Bored with BAMA 3 NC's in last 4 years
Yeah. Winning is boring. There are no challenges in starting over every year and building back up. :sarcasmfontused:
Wife hates Tuscaloosa
Untrue. Tuscaloosa is not the social capital of the South by any means, but she has a comfortable life and is very active within the community. Additionally, she's married to the highest paid coach in college football (yes, Bama already pays more than Texas for its coach) and she can go wherever she wants to go whenever she wants to go.
From another poster:
better city, better program, more money, easier to recruit.
Better city? no argument from me. Austin is awesome.
Better program? In what way? Bama has more bowl wins, ten win seasons, championships, etc than Texas. Bama is very high (top 5) on the list of most profitable programs in college football.
More money? Not likely. Bama would match any offer. Texas wouldn't make an offer so unreasonable that it wouldn't be matched.
Easier to recruit? Get real. Recruiting doesn't seem to be a problem Saban is facing at Bama. You actually think it is hard to recruit to Bama?