Nick Saban has seen his name come up in rumors over the past 48 hours revolving around the Texas Longhorns’ coaching job — much like it has been the past few years. It certainly is an intriguing thought that has excited the Texas fan base, but there are plenty of reasons why he wouldn’t even consider making the jump from Alabama to Texas.
First of all, the Longhorns are in the middle of a nasty rebuilding stage that has been ongoing for awhile now.
Charlie Strong took over the Texas job with the hope of turning the program around in a few seasons. That has not happened and there is a lot of disappointment. The fan base is not happy and the pride that they have in their team has disappeared lately.
Texas fans are known for being very blunt and brutal which is another reason that Saban would be foolish to even consider the job. Strong has been treated very poorly over the past couple of seasons simply due to the fact that the team isn’t winning. That is no reason to treat a head coach poorly and it definitely will affect the Longhorns’ chances of luring a big name away from their current job.
Alabama has been a contender for a championship each and every season since Saban made his mark on the school. He has steadily brought in huge recruiting classes and has made Alabama a place where top prospects dream of playing.
Could he do that for the Longhorns in a short period of time? Probably so, but it simply isn’t worth it at this stage of his career.
Rumors have said that Texas would “break the bank” to bring Saban on board. The only problem with that statement is that plenty of NFL teams would be willing to offer Saban a lucrative contract to coach as well.
If he is going to leave the Crimson Tide, it would like be to get back into the NFL.
We certainly aren’t trying to ruin Longhorns’ fans day, but being realistic is something that needs to happen with these coaching rumors.
Saban is not going to be leaving Alabama to coach the Longhorns and it isn’t likely that they’ll be able to lure any other big name away from their current school. They will get a well-known name, but nothing close to the class that Saban is in.
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