My gut suggests all the smoke on this is very real. I think Saban becomes the highest paid football coach in history. Malzahn may well have become a quick number 2 on the search list though. But again UT started this Saban stuff a year ago and the recruiting of him is very likely to ramp up not down til they get their man. I know people think Saban has it all already but I look at it like this. Saban could win a couple more titles at Bama, tretire and become Governor of Alabama. He could come to Texas, win a couple titles, retire, become Governor of Texas, retire and become President of the United States. That's really the best way for me to explain the differences between the states of Alabama and Texas. apologies in advance to my redneck distant relatives in that state... as opposed to my redneck closer relatives in this state.