Nick Saban responds to Texas Longhorns rumors, reaffirms commitment to Alabama

Photo: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Word spread on Thursday that one current and one former University of Texas regent had talked with Nick Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, about a possible opening in Austin. The contact was reportedly made following the Crimson Tide’s national championship win over Notre Dame.

During his weekly radio show on Thursday, Saban was asked about the report by Cecil Hurt of the Tuscaloosa News. Not only did he shoot down any possible contact, but he would go on to enthusiastically reaffirm his commitment to Alabama.

“Nothing went on that I know of. I don’t know about any of this stuff,” Saban said. “I haven’t talked to anybody about that particular situation. They have a coach there.”

That enthusiastic reaffirmation we mentioned? It actually sounded a little bit like venting.

“Every year it’s something. Last year it was the Cleveland Browns,” Saban said. “The year before that it was somebody else, the NFL. Terry and I are very happy here in Tuscaloosa. We’re really love the University of Alabama. We really feel like a part of the community here and we have a lot of good friends here.”

“And, quite frankly,” Saban said, “I’m just too damn old to start over somewhere else.”

While people outside of Tuscaloosa gossip over Saban’s future, the man running college football continues to remain focused on the strive for another championship.