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Inside Texas reported that Alabama head coach Nick Saban will be announced as Longhorns coach

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by RS12, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. BoysFan4ever

    BoysFan4ever Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure with all that money to throw around they'll get the right guy for the program.
     
  2. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    5.4 million a year can get you a lot of Mack Brown. This hire will have to take a leap of faith in an up and comer, the established options have either been taken off the table or simply fail to be compelling.
     
  3. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Colin Cowherd of ESPN radio said there are rumors of Rex Ryan as a candidate.
     
  4. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    No way -- Too irreverent and free-spirited (rebellious).

    Not the RKG for that program.
     
  5. Doc50

    Doc50 Original Fan Zone Supporter

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    Heyyyyy............Children!!!...........Ease up, there big fella.

    The hire at UT will in no way be based on any of our opinions, nor will it affect world peace or sun spots.

    I can confidently say that a billion chinese don't give a fat rat's butt; but then, what do they know about football?
     
  6. jterrell

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    various:
    whomever Texas gets will be a good hire.
    the committee approach is actually a good one.
    it allows you to vet multiple people at once and come up with a list you can work through quickly.

    20 guys all say they dont want the job... yea of course they dont....
    saban hated the idea so much alabama just gave him another 2m a year and a 40% raise... lol.
    whomever takes the job will be highly coveted.
    at the pay rate for the quality of job very few would actually say no.

    saban too old? this is nonsense. saban would have recrutied a top 5 class every year he coached the team.
    probably top overall most years.
    so even when he left he'd have left a roster full of talent that could be handed to kirby smart or whomever was his top asst at the time.
    that would have been a slam dunk.

    they could go 100 ways and rumors are dying down substantially now.

    the fit will probably end up something like Sark at USC.
    someone who has recruited the state and has ties to the school on some level.
     
  7. visionary

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    dang!!

    all the UT homers had assured me it would :)
     
  8. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    maybe they can hire Mack Brown again :)
     
  9. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    not sure what is more funny

    that you think that any self respecting program would even consider Garrett as a HC or the thought of the laughing stock Garrett would make UT if he goes there

    come to think of it... they are both equally funny in a VERY VERY funny way
     
  10. Aikbach

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  11. jterrell

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    are you convincing yourself or us?
    when they stop asking we'll believe it.
    the number of guys linked to jobs who denied ANY interest then left a week later is much longer than one where a guy admitted interest and left.

    Briles is VERY likely staying at Baylor but again that extension wasn't just a reward for a good season.
     
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  12. joseephuss

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    I doubt UT was ever going to pursue Briles. They probably should, but I doubt they ever gave him any real consideration.
     
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  13. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    The more I've heard from various commentators since Mack got canned, the more I've heard the type of thing that ABQ has been saying. I believe one guy said in their minds, they think they can get Bill Walsh as OC, Bill Belichick as DC, and Vince Lombardi as HC. So they probably do believe Briles isn't good enough for them. But the guy they hire likely won't be as good a coach as he is.
     
  14. Aikbach

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    Short of cursing UT briles has made it clear he's content where he's at, he has the best program in the conference at present, what incentive is there to try and turn a different program into what he has? Which is exactly what he's been saying when he says his grass is already green...and gold.
     
  15. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    Texas would have hired Saban in a heartbeat, even though he is well into his 60's and they knew they would only have him for "a few years."
     
  16. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, they certainly could have had they wanted to. Saban didn't leave that agreement sitting on his desk for a week or so because he wasn't thinking about taking the money IMO. Had Texas wanted him and had they upped the price for pocker, I'm sure they could have had him. They didn't want to go there and Saban took the Alabama extension, which is fine with me.

    I'm actually glad this is all over.
     
  17. Phoenix

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  18. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL.......


    That's pretty funny.
     
  19. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    So, based on the title of the original thread, should "Inside Texas" be issuing an apology?
     
  20. Rogah

    Rogah Benched

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    Wow. You're in worse denial than the average Notre Dame fan.

    Fact is they wanted him, they pursued him and they couldn't get him. He played Texas to squeeze a little more money out of Alabama.
     

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