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Discussion in 'Swamp Gas' started by GATORAZ, Dec 8, 2013.
Stefan Stevenson @FollowtheFrogs32m
Source close to Texas executive council of regents says Nick Saban will be next Longhorns coach.
Yeah yeah ... I would love that to be true. I promise to believe it when I hear it from the lips of the Prince of Darkness himself.
I dont care is he stays or goes.
Stefan Stevenson @FollowtheFrogs19m
I have no vested interest in Texas' next coach. Just reporting what a reputable source is claiming. No linked story, not fishing for hits.
That's odd. Speaking for self, I rarely start threads where I make a nine-point argument on what someone should do -- when I have absolutely no interest in whether or not they do it.
I have interest in college football. I have no rooting interest in where Saban is coaching like you do.
Not saying I actually believe this but here is a story from a Texas site
Here's what I got.
In talking to various sources plugged into the Alabama and Texas sides, it seems Nick Saban is roughly $20 million in the hole due to investments with LSU and Alabama alums. These investments are predominantly in the commercial real estate space. For his trouble, Nick Saban is not a happy camper with these two alumni bases and has a hole in his retirement plan that Mark Ingram could run through. Additionally, I'm told Texas and the Longhorn Foundation have "passed the hat" to provide a dollar amount up front that nearly makes Nick Saban whole after these defunct investments. Call it the Lamarr Houston/Roy Miller investment strategy. The mechanism used to fund this "bonus" will be off the books in order to make the total compensation package more politically palatable when it's officially announced. Texas does not want to be perceived as the Yankees and again, I don't want to help negotiations with enemy.
Wow if true Saban was not smart with his money. But I can bet you that the state of Alabama will directly funnel tax payer money into Saban's bank account if that's what it takes to keep him. The governor will get involved. They are that insane about football there.
Definitely 1 and 2, and a bit of 9. Walking on water the second time doesn't impress people.
Not necessarily, I know lots of intelligent people who lost a lot of money in investments when the economy crashed.
I love to hear about guys who make $5 million a year figuring out ways for financial trouble to dictate their lives.
Ian Fitzsimmons @Ianfitzespn53m
Just got a text from a prominent Alabama booster saying "I'll bet ya everything I've got that Coach Saban will be our Coach next year.
Ian Fitzsimmons @Ianfitzespn52m
No matter where Saban is coaching next year the leverage Texas has given Jimmy Sexton is gonna make em both filthy rich. Merry Xmas!
But when you know tons of people do care it's often worth starting a thread if only to see all the various responses
The one reason Saban should stay in Bama. If he got shinned by Bama and LSU guys for twenty mil, just wait until the nice guys in Texas get ahold of his dumb ass.
My reason is a bit greedy..... i want him to take the Texas job because it would automatically weaken 2 sec west teams. Obviously alabama will see a drop off when you lose one of the all time best coaches and Texas A&M because Saban will pull most of those Texas HS studs and leave a&m with scraps.
Conversely, we would need lsu to beat auburn each year and our annual meeting with lsu would be much more important since they would not be challenged as much as having a Saban led bama in your division.
Sorry, just getting back to this thread.
You told me I did not know Bama's roster issues, after I admitted that to begin with. But what you said proves nothing. A lot of Muschamp's recruits don't show up to campus, get kicked off, etc. So I have enough common sense to know that if Bama recruits 15 OL, 15 DL(for example) and we recruit 8 of each we will end up short, not Bama. You would have to prove Bama has lost an inordinate amount of commits on OL/DL. You haven't done that, so I am led to believe you're making things up.
Sorry but you're not fooling me. You have been referring to Tyler Murphy as a big drop off from Jeff Driskel, which has never been true. I have never maintained Skyler Mornhinweg is the same QB as Driskel but pointed out Skyler's numbers are not much different than Jeff Driskel's. If their numbers are not that far apart could you please explain why Jeff Driskel at QB would have resulted in a significantly better win/loss ratio for the season, or have made a difference in any of our signature losses?
Apparently he's the best our staff could recruit. What does that tell you?
Umm, the roster is "so so". It's wishful thinking to believe we will be superior to Bama next year. I wish it were, we all do. But just because you say it doesn't make it true.