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    Chips are falling

    APNewsBreak: Texas regent talked to Saban's agent | College Football

    Sounds like they've been laying the groundwork to get rid of Mack since January...


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Can you honestly see Saban leaving 'Bama?

    I can't.

    Now, Mack leaving Texas - that I can see. Involuntarily, of course.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    Can you honestly see Saban leaving 'Bama?

    I can't.

    Now, Mack leaving Texas - that I can see. Involuntarily, of course.
    Texas has the money to double saban's salary if they wanted to.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Texas has the money to double saban's salary if they wanted to.
    Texas most robust athletic department as revenues climb across the country - CBSSports.com

    I realize the numbers are from 2011, but Bama was #3 behind Texas and tOSU in Revenue, but actually had more profit than Texas because their costs were much smaller. I don't think Texas has that much more financial ability than Bama does.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by klamath632 View Post
    Texas most robust athletic department as revenues climb across the country - CBSSports.com

    I realize the numbers are from 2011, but Bama was #3 behind Texas and tOSU in Revenue, but actually had more profit than Texas because their costs were much smaller. I don't think Texas has that much more financial ability than Bama does.
    The latest 2012 data:

    UT Revenue: $163,295,114; Expenses: $129,234,974; Revenue: $34,060,140
    Alabama: Revenue: $124,129,127; Expenses: $101,502,145; Revenue:$25,848,588

    What would UT be spending all that extra $28 million? Probably some of it is FB facilities. UT is in fine shape to attempt to lure Saban away if that's the direction they want to go.

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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    Can you honestly see Saban leaving 'Bama?

    I can't.

    Now, Mack leaving Texas - that I can see. Involuntarily, of course.
    I don't see Saban having loyalty to Alabama. It will be if Texas offers enough, Alabama doesn't counter with enough, and if Saban thinks he can win in Texas.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by Jordanj6502;3597548[B
    ]I don't seen Saban having loyalty to Alabama[/B]. It will be if Texas offers enough, Alabama doesn't counter with enough, and if Saban thinks he can win in Texas.
    With Saban I don't think it is about loyalty to a university - it is about where can he win national championships. Right now there is no better place than 'Bama to do that.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    With Saban I don't think it is about loyalty to a university - it is about where can he win national championships. Right now there is no better place than 'Bama to do that.
    Nick Saban would have no problem winning a national title at Texas.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    With Saban I don't think it is about loyalty to a university - it is about where can he win national championships. Right now there is no better place than 'Bama to do that.
    Frankly I think he could have the same type of success at either school. If the money is about the same he'd probably stay just because it wouldn't be worth the hassle. If it's an extra 4 million a year though?



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    Re: Chips are falling

    It all depends on what comes from the paying players accusations that seem to have already been swept under the rug. If something happens he will be gone, but if he can cheat and get away with it at Alabama then he will stay put.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    Can you honestly see Saban leaving 'Bama?

    I can't.

    Now, Mack leaving Texas - that I can see. Involuntarily, of course.
    How can you not see Saban leaving? Do you think he gives a flip about loyalty? Texas will be able to offer him more then any other college football team can.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    Can you honestly see Saban leaving 'Bama?

    I can't.

    Now, Mack leaving Texas - that I can see. Involuntarily, of course.
    I absolutely believe it. If you are Texas, you have to go after #1. And to me, they have the resources to go BIG! If I were them, offer 10 million and offer a raise to every assistant they have. Think about this, Saban would have access to all Texas talent plus all the SEC talent he has always had. Top notch facilities and anything else he would want. He could make a dynasty there that would be leagues ahead of what Alabama is if he wants to.
    But having something great now, who knows if he would leave that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by State43 View Post
    I absolutely believe it. If you are Texas, you have to go after #1. And to me, they have the resources to go BIG! If I were them, offer 10 million and offer a raise to every assistant they have. Think about this, Saban would have access to all Texas talent plus all the SEC talent he has always had. Top notch facilities and anything else he would want. He could make a dynasty there that would be leagues ahead of what Alabama is if he wants to.
    But having something great now, who knows if he would leave that.
    If he goes to Texas, they could become the best program in recent college football history. Imagine if they completely bowled in both endzones, they could seat 120,000-130,000.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Darn, I was hoping this would have to do with Mess, not Mack.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Please please please please please don't fire Mack until AFTER we upset them on 10/3. I don't want another Colorado incident.



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