Saban Staying Put

Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback AJ McCarron (10) and head coach Nick Saban run during warm ups prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Despite what we have been hearing all week long from Chip Brown and Orange Bloods, Nick Saban is staying put in Tuscaloosa. Chip had come out this week and said that Mack Brown would be resigning as head coach of the Texas Longhorns this week and Saban was in. With no one else was reporting this story, it seemed high unlikely that this would indeed happen. Terry Saban, Nick’s wife, had even come out and said that they were not leaving the Alabama Crimson Tide.  AJ McCarron even came out and spoke about it on ESPN Radio.

I messed with Coach, [saying] he’s getting too old to start up again somewhere else. He told me he’s not leaving. And I know Miss Terry [Saban's wife] … she runs that house. And she’s not allowing Coach to leave either. – McCarron

This actually bodes well for the Fightin’ Texas Aggies in recruiting. While they already have to compete with Saban recruiting for ‘Bama, it would be on a different level at the TU. Even though most still view Texas as the premier football team in the state they haven’t been able to recruit. As TU has shown since 2009 and Colt McCoy left the school they can’t find a suitable quarterback. They tried Garrett Gilbert, David Ash and Colt’s kid brother Case at the position. None of those guys have worked out.

There’s been a little speculation about my job situation, my situation has not changed. – Mack Brown on his job status.

The 12th Man and many other fans around the nation will be happy that Brown is staying since he can’t seem to recruit quarterbacks ever since Vince Young and McCoy left. Since that time he has missed out on quarterbacks like Johnny Manziel, Robert Griffin III and Jameis Winston. It is time for Kevin Sumlin to go see who the next quarterback he can get right out from under Mack’s nose.

 

Topics: SEC Football

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