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Could Nick Saban leave Alabama?

Nick Saban seems to have a good thing going at Alabama, but if his agent is to be believed, not everything is peachy for him there. Saban's agent Jimmy Sexton said that the coach is under ''special pressure'' due to his success at the school, and that he would consider leaving Alabama for only one other school: Texas. The fact that he said this to Texas officials in a 45-minute phone call in January should probably make Crimson Tide fans a bit nervous, to say nothing of current embattled Texas coach Mack Brown.

Will Nick Saban finish his career with Alabama?

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  • Would you fault Nick Saban if he left Alabama to coach Texas?

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CFB: (12) Oklahoma vs. Texas

This is not your classic Red River Rivalry. Sure, the Oklahoma Sooners roll in on a hot streak, ranked 12th and still undefeated. But the Texas Longhorns ... you might have heard about their problems. A 3-2 record. A narrow win at not-so-formidable Iowa State. And a coach whose days might be numbered in Austin. Will this game spell the end for Mack Brown?

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Coaching rants after big losses are usually more funny than intimidating, but Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads' anger may have been justified after his team's loss to Texas. Rhoads went on a lengthy and passionate rant after Texas RB Johnathan Gray was ruled down by contact after an apparent fumble recovery at the goal line late in the fourth quarter. Texas would subsequently score a go-ahead touchdown and seal the win on an interception. Officials didn't feel the video replay was conclusive enough to overturn the original call, but did they get it wrong?

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The past two days haven't been good for struggling college football coaches, as Lane Kiffin (USC) and Paul Pasqualoni (UConn) were shown the door. Now, a Texas legend wants the Longhorns to follow suit. Earl Campbell said that he thinks it's time for Texas to fire Mack Brown, despite the Longhorns'  31-21 win over Kansas State on Saturday. Brown is under contract until 2020, but Campbell believes Brown (age 62) is already ''too old'' to continue to be an effective coach.

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Would Nick Saban go to Texas?

We interrupt Alabama's celebration of its big win at Texas A&M to bring this potentially shocking news: According to a report, coach Nick Saban's agent spoke with a Texas regent and former regent about Saban moving to Austin if Mack Brown retired. Now this all seems a bit speculative; Brown insists he's not going anywhere despite his team's struggles, and Saban is in the middle of that whole trying-to-win-three-straight-BCS-titles thing (he also says he's "too damn old" to start over at a new school). But the Crimson Tide coach did leave LSU for the NFL and then ditched the Miami Dolphins rather unceremoniously. So ...

  • A Texas regent reportedly talked to Nick Saban's agent about Saban coaching in Austin. Will the Alabama coach finish his career in Tuscaloosa?

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  • How many more national championships will Nick Saban win at Alabama?

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