TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban says he remains “very committed to the University of Alabama” and disputed an account of his agent’s conversation with Texas early this year.
The Crimson Tide coach was asked Wednesday about an Associated Press report regarding his agent’s conversation in January about possibly replacing Mack Brown at Texas.
Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, indicated that the coach would consider leaving Tuscaloosa for the Texas job during a January phone call, according to an email sent by former Texas Regent Tom Hicks.
“Sexton confirmed that UT is the only job Nick would possibly consider leaving Alabama for, and that his success there created special pressure for him,” Hicks wrote of a call involving Sexton, himself and current Regent Wallace Hall. Asked about the account, Saban said: “No one’s said anything like that.”
“First of all, I don’t know where y’all get these reports and I don’t know where y’all get the information,” said Saban, who smiled when a reporter asked about the AP report. “But I’ve already commented on all this stuff. There’s nothing new or different that’s ever happened. I’m very committed to the University of Alabama, love being here.”