September 19, 2013 |
As if Mack Brown didn't have enough on his mind. . . . Texas' beleagured coach, who is trying to save a season and maybe his job after a 1-2 start, can add a new worry to his list: Texas might already be looking to replace him. The Associated Press has reported that a regent for Texas reached out last January to see if Nick Saban might be interested in the Texas football job. The AP reports a regent, Steve Hicks, and a former regent,...
September 11, 2013 |
Alabama Coach Nick Saban addressed the Yahoo allegations that one of his star former players, D.J. Fluker, received impermissible benefits while attending college. Saban on the Yahoo article: “I didn't read the article, I just came from practice. I know [Alabama Athletic Director Bill Battle] has already made comment on the story. I will say from an administrative standpoint, our people do a fantastic job. I think we have one of the best programs in what we try to do to help our players make good choices and good decisions when it comes to agents.
September 9, 2013 |
The hard-hitting news business gets a little softer every day. Remember that parlor game of telephone? Someone whispers a phrase into someone's ear and it gets whispered down a line and comes out completely different at the end? Well, that's not supposed to happen at places such as Sports Illustrated , which got duped on a joke about Nick Saban reportedly leaving Alabama for Texas. The headline on the "SI Wire" site read "Report: Nick Saban to visit Texas. " That was followed by copy suggesting Saban might be a replacement for embattled Texas Coach Mack Brown.
May 30, 2013 |
Nick Saban has been called “the devil himself” by one rival coach and “Nicky Satan” by another. The Alabama coach is also way ahead of hell's curve on most matters involving college football - and he's got four BCS titles to prove it. So what a “shock” it was this week when Southeastern Conference coaches voted 13 to 1 to preserve the league's eight-game conference schedule. The lone dissenter was Saban. With the new playoff coming in 2014, an eight-game schedule in a 14-team conference makes about as much sense as the DMV giving Justin Bieber a driver's license.
January 9, 2013 |
We're watching the BCS championship game together Monday night in Lane Kiffin's USC office -- you know, the game the Trojans were going to be playing in Miami. It sounds silly, if not ridiculous, after the kind of season the Trojans have just experienced, but five months ago Kiffin and others were voting USC the No. 1 team in the country. Right now Miami feels millions rather than a couple of thousand miles away, a brooding Nick Saban on the TV screen, a winner of two of the previous three title games.
January 5, 2013 |
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - Nick Saban and Brian Kelly dropped strong hints Saturday they would be coaching at Alabama and Notre Dame beyond Monday night's Bowl Championship Series title game. It's understandable the men leading the top two college football teams into the sport's top game would be considered candidates for several NFL vacancies. Saban, seeking his third national title in six years at Alabama, had the more adamant denial. "I don't have any unfinished business in the NFL," Saban said at Saturday's media day at Sun Life Stadium.