Texas president talks Nick Saban

Twitter nearly shut down two nights ago with talk of Nick Saban and Texas.

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Reports and rumors have been linking Saban’s name to Texas this week. And those rumors made it all the way to Texas’ president Bill Powers, who commented publicly for the first time regarding Saban and Texas, via Austin American-Statesman.

“I’ve never met Nick Saban. I’ve never talked to Nick Saban. We have not hired Nick Saban. Mack’s our coach, and I can say flatly that the rumors we have hired or come to an agreement with Nick Saban or even talked to him are false.”

Powers did acknowledge that a current and former Texas regent had met with Saban’s agent last January about possibly replacing Brown. You can read that report here.

“There was an outreach to his agent, and I exempt that from this discussion,” Powers said. “Whatever happened then happened. We don’t have any plans one way or the other (to replace Brown). And we don’t have an opening.”

Saban has said on multiple occasions he’s not going anywhere. He said he’s ‘too damn old’ to start over anywhere else, and just last month, his wife told the Wall Street Journal they planned to ‘end their careers’ in Tuscaloosa.

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