Saban to interview at Texas? Not so quick

Nick Saban isn’t going to replace Texas coach Mack Brown.

At least not right now.

But a Sports Illustrated blogger assumed Saban would be interviewing to replace the embattled Brown as early as this week, thanks to a Twitter joke by the all-powerful Paul Finebaum.

Here’s what Finebaum tweeted Saturday.

SI put together a blog and posted it this morning. It has since been removed, but here’s a portion of it:

“Paul Finebaum of ESPN Radio tweeted Sunday that a source said Alabama head coach Nick Saban will visit with Texas officials, possibly this week.”

One of the problems is that Finebaum didn’t say anywhere in his tweet that Saban will be meeting with Texas officials. It said only that Saban will be in Texas “as early as this Friday,” which, of course, is when Alabama will fly to that state for its game at Texas A&M on Saturday.

It’s tough to find the funny in Finebaum’s tweet, and to joke about breaking news like that is poor judgment. But SI has enough writers and resources to double check and find alternative sources to breaking news and whether they merit stories.

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62 comments Add your comment

football coach

September 14th, 2013
9:42 am

The next Head Coach at Texas or USC whichever opens first will be James Franklin of Vandy! Mark it down….

MH18

September 12th, 2013
4:21 am

@Swampdawg, why would Nick Saban leave Alabama to take a lateral HC job at Florida? Five reasons why Nick Saban will Not leave Bama to go to Florida ? 1) Alabama is a better job at a more storied program, period…. 2) Saban has a guaranteed salary of $5.3 million a year before incentives, plus Florida is notoriously cheap. Ask any assistant that’s ever worked there. Florida wouldn’t & couldn’t match that. 3) The man is 60 years old and he will retire a GOD in the State of Alabama and be mythogized for decades like Bear Bryant & Elvis. 4) Will Muschamp`s buyout would be over $12.48 million & Florida is cheap. Did I mention that already? & finally 5) Alabama is a better job, at a more storied program.