Appearing on KESN-FM in Dallas yesterday, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit tried to put the kibosh on all those Nick Saban-to-Texas rumors. Asked who might replace Mack Brown once the Longhorns’ current coach steps down, the ex-Ohio State QB had this to say:
“Just scratch Nick Saban from the list. Immediately scratch that, and then go from there…
There’s no chance. No chance of that happening. Nick Saban will work TV sitting next to us on our set before he’ll be the head coach at texas… He’ll be at Alabama for another five years, and then he’ll be working TV after that… I know Nick Saban beter than anybody. It’s not going to happen.”
Strong words. Alabama fans are likely jumping for joy after reading them. Herbstreit is respected in the industry.
Texas fans, however, will most definitely be reminding one another — and everyone else who’ll listen — that Herbstreit isn’t always right about such matters.