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Report: Texas Will “Break The Bank” For Nick Saban If Charlie Strong Exits


We’ve heard this narrative before, and we’ll go through the cycle of rumors until the school or coach in question makes a move.

Texas has “the hots” for Alabama head coach Nick Saban again according to Brian Jones of CBS Sports, who said on his radio show, Gio and Jones, that Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong and the University of Miami continue to be linked despite Strong publicly denying those rumors.

Jones says if Strong bolts, Texas already has a successor in mind.

“There will be another run at Mr. Saban,” Jones said. “They will break the bank. Whatever it takes.”

Jones had more on just how serious Charlie Strong is about walking away from Austin, on his own.

“It’s come to me that someone in his camp may or may not have reached out to Miami prior to the Oklahoma game when Charlie was really feeling it,” Jones said. “Since that ball game, he’s feeling it again, the heat. But there are a number of layers to this one. One, prior to the Oklahoma game once again, someone in his camp may have reached out to Miami to see if there’s an interest. Two, Charlie was undercut by his former athletic director. It’s well reported about Steve Patterson, the things he did. He was nickel-and-diming the program, he wasn’t paying quality assistant coaches what they deserved. So Charlie is still a little perturbed about that. Additionally, Coach Strong and his staff haven’t really endeared themselves to the Texas high school coaches and it was pretty much a slap in the face when they said a year ago we’re going to go to Florida and do the bulk of our recruiting.”

Saban has gone 100-18 in nine seasons while winning three national titles with Alabama, and that fan base is still not happy.

Imagine those huge expectations in Austin, meshed with the chippy Saban?