Nick Saban Agrees to Multi-Year Extension with Alabama

By Vico on December 13, 2013 at 9:27p
Nick Saban derpface

Nick Saban's possible departure to Texas would've been the college football story of the offseason. After all, Texas is searching for a good reason to give Mack Brown the heave-ho and has more money than necessary to throw at Nick Saban to lure him from Tuscaloosa.

As it turns out, Saban may have simply leveraged Texas over Alabama. He's agreed to a new deal to stay at Alabama.

More details are forthcoming. For the meantime, be still, Kirk Herbstreit's beating heart!

As for Mack Brown, of whom Chip Brown of Orangebloods said was going to be forced from his position, ostensibly in favor of Nick Saban? Well, there's this.

Texas Longhorns message board meltdown: commence.


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Cavluv23's picture

Damn this feels like those commercials  WHERES THE DRAMA !!! 

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njclebuckeye5's picture

I don't really care where Saban coaches. And I don't hate Kirk. I just hope Herbie's wrong because it would just be so funny if he got another coaching report wrong again after he said he was done breaking news.

Lobs it to the endzone... Touchdown Devin Smith!!

JozyMozy's picture

Wasn't Chip Brown the "Texas to PAC-12" guy? I do know he presented a list of coaches that Texas could look to hire on FS1 the other night, one of them being Urban F. Meyer. lol. lololol. 

JKH1232's picture

Well, Texas technically could hire Urban Meyer, seeing as how Urban Meyer is a person, and thus could theoretically be employed by Texas.  It's technically correct, the best kind of correct.

Sauce Bauss's picture

Futurama Reference = +1 from me anytime

tennbuckeye19's picture

So basically it was all much ado about nothing. And this makes everyone who "reported" Brown leaving Texas and Saban coming to Texas look like complete morons. 

biggy84's picture

More tabloid journalism from the hacks that cover sports in today's world. They even try to spin the story as their reports foiled the plan to get rid of Brown. I'm pretty sure a university wouldn't stop replacing a coach because of some media story. 

TilstheHun3's picture

Well... that didn't go as expected.
Where there's smoke, there's.... nothing.

What is this? A center for ants?!? How can we be expected to teach children to learn how to read if they can't even fit inside the building?

Baroclinicity's picture

Crap on a cracker.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

cinserious's picture

There goes our hopes of separating Saban from the Crimson Tide. Hopefully the NCAA finally decides to come down on them for various improprieties. Hahaha, yeah right!

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.

BuckGnome's picture

It's no coincidence that the news stories about Mack Brown hanging on to the Texas job and Saban agreeing to an extension at Bama, broke at just about the same time.
For Texas, the Saban window has closed.  There was definitely something to all these Saban--->Texas rumors IMO, and it appears Texas botched it.  It's enjoyable to watch as Austin implodes on the news, but it would have been much more glorious had it been Tuscaloosa.

AndyVance's picture

Texas may or may not have botched it, but I'd lay 2:1 that Saban's agent played the drama in the media like a fiddle to get the Bama brass to ink a better deal than what they might have otherwise. Leak some rumors, fan the flames by not signing an extension for a week, refuse to come out and quell the rumors, get an already rabid fan base foaming at the gills... BOOM! Add another million to your contract.

BuckGnome's picture

He'd be a moron if he didn't.  From the agent's perspective, this was a fish - barrel type of situation.

fanfarris's picture

Correct. Saban is the winner here.Nothing personal,its just business..


Catch 5's picture

True, but the contract that was sitting on his desk all week was reported to be 7 mil, so it doesn't look like anything was added.
I think that was the plan by Sexton all along, but Texas probably wanted assurance that Saban was theirs before they cut Brown loose. Since it was a bluff and he had no intention of leaving, it fell through and Brown stays - at least for now.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban

tennbuckeye19's picture

Of course all of this will happen again next year when Texas isn't as good as their fans think they should be yet again. Heck, Mack might not make it through the whole season in Austin. 

OSUEXT's picture

I think this might be the you can't fire me in-season insurance.

buckeyeEddie27's picture

I just really wanted to see 'bama fans melt down.  (sorry bamamike)  Oh well.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

Catch 5's picture

You can fill that void with Longhorn melt downs if you want.
On a side note, I don't know anybody that was too worried that he would leave, or who would freak out of he had. We've gone from being happy to be in a bowl game to being a bit disappointed with a Sugar Bowl appearance and possible #2 finish. I for one am grateful to the man.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban

741's picture

Nick Saban: Master negotiator. Pay that man hees money. Pay heem.

FitzBuck's picture

"He beat me straight up."  
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beserkr29's picture

Well...a certain guarantee that there would be no departure from Miami springs to mind now that Mack is done. So it begins.

unknownmusketeer's picture

Anyone know how much the buyout is? $5M? $50M?

AndyVance's picture

My understanding is that Saban's contract is one of the few without a buyout, though that's just something I've heard said on these boards a few times over the past year or so.

Catch 5's picture

That's true. Saban has never had a buyout with Bama. That used to make me nervous. Not really anymore.

Make their asses quit! - Nick Saban