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Feeling pressure, Saban would consider Texas

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07:33 AM ET 11.06 | Just how much change might Austin welcome? The agent for coach Nick Saban told Texas officials in January that Texas was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for, and his success with the Crimson Tide had put him under "special pressure," The Associated Press has learned. The agent, Jimmy Sexton, made the comments during a 45-minute call with former Texas Regent Tom Hicks and current Regent Wallace Hall. Hicks detailed the call in a Sept. 24 email that was obtained Tuesday by the AP through an open-records request. "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. The pressure was not further explained in the email and Sexton declined comment Tuesday.

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November 6, 2013  07:40 AM ET

The special pressure is from within, Nick. When elect to be the mortal vessel of the Fallen One, sacrificing your immortal soul for glory, fame, and fortune, you'll feel the pressure until your mortal coil returns to dust and the bleakness of your eternity is realized.

November 6, 2013  07:41 AM ET
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The special pressure is from within, Nick. When elect to be the mortal vessel of the Fallen One, sacrificing your immortal soul for glory, fame, and fortune, you'll feel the pressure until your mortal coil returns to dust and the bleakness of your eternity is realized.

Don't take the bait, Joe... ;-)

November 6, 2013  07:56 AM ET

.....duh...no shocker there....satan should stay in the sec so he can continue to be a pro coach in a pro league......

November 6, 2013  07:58 AM ET

There would be even more pressure at Texas if the same success was achieved. However, he wouldn't have had the same success because, as a Big 12 team, he wouldn't have gotten a mulligan against another conference foe two years ago. Mulligans are reserved for SEC teams.

November 6, 2013  08:05 AM ET
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The special pressure is from within, Nick. When elect to be the mortal vessel of the Fallen One, sacrificing your immortal soul for glory, fame, and fortune, you'll feel the pressure until your mortal coil returns to dust and the bleakness of your eternity is realized.

Well said.

November 6, 2013  08:05 AM ET
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There would be even more pressure at Texas if the same success was achieved. However, he wouldn't have had the same success because, as a Big 12 team, he wouldn't have gotten a mulligan against another conference foe two years ago. Mulligans are reserved for SEC teams.

Ditto

November 6, 2013  08:13 AM ET

HUMMMMMMMMM.........Can't see Sabee leaving Aabama and the SEC , because then he would have to play by the rules.

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November 6, 2013  08:51 AM ET
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Of course he would. Its the best job in the country thats not George Clooneys job.

You forgot to add "at the greatest college in the greatest city in the greatest county in the greatest state". Did I miss anything?

November 6, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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this is going to be a great thread...dont know if i should participate or lurk

Nah, Tinnie told Joe not to take the bait.

November 6, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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You forgot to add "at the greatest college in the greatest city in the greatest county in the greatest state". Did I miss anything?

meh...I'm not an Austin fan.

But, you did forget Sixth Street and Guadalupe Street

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