Published October 24, 2013 - 11:15amNEW: Follow on facebook -
They’re back. The Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors are heating up again.
Last time, it was agent and regent related. This time, it’s about Terry Saban house hunting in Austin.
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SBNation’s Burnt Orange Nation, via ESPN Radio and Inside Texas, reported that Mrs. Saban was house shopping two weeks ago in Austin with her daughter-in-law, but reports have concluded with Mrs. Saban merely wanting a ‘vacation home’. Inside Texas broke the story regarding regents reaching out to Saban’s agent, and the site has been out front on several other UT stories, including this one. Credibility hasn’t been an issue.
Burnt Orange Nation reported that ESPN Radio also confirmed the report, saying their sources also say it’s true.
Alex Loeb who hosts the afternoon show on 104.9 in Austin with Sean Adams was saying how there was the Wallace Hall reaching out to Saban’s agent story…then a few weeks ago there were reports that were pretty detailed about Terry Saban househunting in Austin, and that the report had a realtor’s name and dollar figures and neighborhoods…and that he did some digging with people he trusts and that the report was completely true.
Terry bought property in Baton Rouge last year, and she’s a licensed real estate agent with plenty of money to play with if she’s interested in making business deals. Perhaps the house is for Saban’s son and daughter-in-law? Before we jump to any conclusions, there are in fact 1,000 different reasons Mrs. Saban could want property or a home in Austin.
Austin is an attractive place. If it were Norman (OU) or Blacksburg (VT) it would be different. There’s also no personal income tax in Texas either.
Color me skeptical, but the ongoing Saban-to-Texas rumors will live on until the Longhorns actually hire a new head coach. Can we at least get through the season first?
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