Looks like Jimmy Sexton, Saban's agent, is driving this media frenzy. I think its 50/50 Saban goes but it is 100% that Saint Nicky is going to get a dumptruck load of cash. As for Mrs. Saban, you got to think that Sexton set up that Wall Street Journal interview. And regardless what Saban decides, this is all good for Sexton, who represents several other coaches as this Texas sweepstakes will just help set the new, new market for coach's salary.
Hey, Stewwie the best jobs in college football are Alabama, Texas, Florida, Michigan and Ohio State because those have the highest budgets. Money at the end of the day wins
Say what you want about the Longhorn TV network, but they have approx 10 million subscribers, which would value that at close to $ 1 billion, that alone could make Texas the number 1 job in all of college football.
remember that Texas has a larger population than Tenn, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina COMBINED ! More available players and more available money in the State
IF Saban leaves to go to Texas, who will the Bama fans blame :
Field goal kicker Cade Foster
Fulmer, Hamilton, Kiffen, Dooley
AND will the Bammers go Saddam on that statue of Saban ?
Well congrats to Auburn ! However, Jay, Auburn fans in Pasadena ?
In the big city of L. A. ? ? can you imagine ? Imagine the posibilities ? here are some things Auburn fans will be asking the fine citizens of Los Angeles and Pasedena
"Hey, where did they film Dukes of Hazard ? "
"Why are there no Waffle Houses here ? "
"Do they serve chinese food at that famous Chinese Theatre ? "
"I just shouted War Eagle at that 6-ft blonde model and she looked at me funny "
"I just told that guy on the corner, No we are NOT the Beverly Hillbillies "
" I am NOT going to the Playboy Mansion if i can't wear my Bo Jackson jersey"
" I wonder if I should have brought my Corn Flakes with me ? they might not have them in California"
" This really is different than Hollywood, ALABAMA "
" I wonder if they hate Nick Saban in California ? "
As good as this recruiting class is, the Vols still don't have a Quarterback. You can only go so far without a good quarterback
Jay- Enjoyed your "re-start" radio show yesterday !
My question, with all the money coming into the SEC, and this year looks like it is playing out. The new "holy grail" is the 4 team playoff, with so many SEC teams being able to compete with all the money they will have, is their a risk that it will be so hard and maybe even rare for undefeated and even one-loss SEC teams that some years they could get shutout of the 4 team deal ? And sure like you guys have said, they will more than likely go to 8 teams, but for the next 4 years stuck at 4 teams and a lot of good SEC coaches could get fired from fan bases not happy with a 9-3 coach that gets shutout of the 4-team playoff
Early commitments, catchy slogans and TV commercials building mailboxes, does NOT make a good coach !
Jay with Thanksgiving on us, How about sports Turkey of The Year ? nominations : A-Rod, Lance Armstrong. Aaron Hernandez, The Marion County Football coaches, The referee at the UTC-GaSothern game, Richie Incognito, for Vol Fans the always hated Fulmer-Hamilton-Kiffen-Dooley, Coach Carl Pelini . . . the biggest Sports Turkey those *&%#@? Boston Marathon Bombers, may they rot in HE-double hockey sticks
By the way Stoops, Butchy and Bielema are a combined 1-20 in SEC play . . . Just goes to show that there is more to coaching than catchy "slogans" and early commitments . .
Marcus Dupree, in fact is on a 30 for 30 ESPN show called "The Best that Never Was" In looking at the footage he was everybit in the Bo and Herschel category