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    Re: Chips are falling

    I guess we'll find out how greedy Nick is. If anyone can afford to write a blank check it is Texas.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Need to be undefeated in Big 12 to get to the NC game. Can do it with one loss in the SEC because of the level of competition.

    Probably not a popular thought on this board, but reality.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by ThatllDoCy View Post
    I guess we'll find out how greedy Nick is. If anyone can afford to write a blank check it is Texas.
    True.

    But NS is more about winning than the money IMO.

    It just works out well that the money comes with winning!


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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by XLK9 View Post
    Need to be undefeated in Big 12 to get to the NC game. Can do it with one loss in the SEC because of the level of competition.

    Probably not a popular thought on this board, but reality.
    I'm not sure if you've been paying attention to the college football world lately but they're starting the playoff system next year. If you think a one loss Texas is missing out on that I've got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.



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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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    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Is Texas in the current Big 12 an easier path to the title than Alabama in the current SEC? Personally I think so. That said, Alabama is already rolling while Texas has some building to do.
    Honestly, how long would it take Saban to "rebuild" Texas. A year?



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I'm not sure if you've been paying attention to the college football world lately but they're starting the playoff system next year. If you think a one loss Texas is missing out on that I've got some ocean front property in Arizona to sell you.
    I'm aware of the playoff system next year - that was considered in my post.

    It all depends on how many undefeated and one loss teams there in the country.

    With everyone so in love with the SEC, Ohio State, Oregon State, etc. - a one loss Texas could miss out to other one loss teams. The national media influences this and they are not impressed with Big 12 football right now.


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    Re: Chips are falling

    University of Texas Ready to Make Nick Saban Huge Offer


    Will Texas be looking for a new coach by the end of this College Football season. You bet, and maybe even sooner. Here’s what our source tells us about who they’ll try to replace Mack Brown with, “Texas would offer Saban 10 million a year, plus he’d also receive 2 million a year from the Long Horns Network. They’re going to go after Saban hard” said our Texas Insider. You have to admit, Saban in Texas would be pretty hard to beat.-TO



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Honestly, how long would it take Saban to "rebuild" Texas. A year?
    Probably two.

    Ego might play a role here also - while NS has a "NC machine" right now at 'Bama, his ego might want to prove that he can do it again somewhere else - in that case, Texas would be a perfect spot.

    It all comes down to what motivates Nick Saban - money, winning, or ego.


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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

    Money and new challenge - never say never.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    I don't care about the money Texas has because Bama boosters will step up to keep him there. On top of that why would you take a step down from the SEC to the Big 12 and have to rebuild a program when you have a Dynasty rolling in the far & away best football conference.



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    Re: Chips are falling

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonz View Post
    Money and new challenge - never say never.
    Exactly. Saban is nothing if not restless.

    'Bama has to be getting old hat for him, and Texas could give him untold riches that even Bama can't match. Throw in Texas talent, and the fact that he could be the guy to rebuild BOTH Alabama and Texas, and I don't really see any way he turns it down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by isufbcurt View Post
    I don't care about the money Texas has because Bama boosters will step up to keep him there. On top of that why would you take a step down from the SEC to the Big 12 and have to rebuild a program when you have a Dynasty rolling in the far & away best football conference.
    Greed and love of a challenge.

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