Alabama will not have the opportunity to compete for a third straight national championship this season. Mack Brown is expected to announce by the end of the week that he has stepped down as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns. What does one thing have to do with the other? If nothing else, it means the rumors about Nick Saban potentially leaving Alabama to coach at Texas aren’t going to stop.
Saban has brushed aside talk of him joining the Longhorns in the past. On Tuesday, some jokesters had a little fun with the speculation at Austin-Bergstrom International airport in Texas. Chase Goodbread of NFL.com rounded up several tweets from people who were at the airport and confirmed that Saban was paged over the intercom system.
At #atx airport. Over intercom, just heard Nick Saban paged to meet his car at curb side check in. Hmmm…
— Matthew Brownfield (@mbrownfield) December 10, 2013
The airport is calling for a "Nick Saban" right now….. Wondering if he's here to visit Texas?
— Reed Mitteness (@ReedMitteness) December 10, 2013
Multiple people have confirmed that Nick Saban was paged at the Austin airport this morning. THAT is hysterical.
— Geoff Ketchum (@gkketch) December 10, 2013
Of course, Saban was not in Texas. He was actually in Ohio making some recruiting rounds earlier in the day. Yes, recruiting for the Crimson Tide.
Saban’s agent reportedly said back in January that Texas is the only job that could make Saban consider leaving Alabama. Now that Brown is expected to step down, Saban is going to be peppered with questions about the Longhorns. He’s not going to like it.