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


September 9th, 2013
8:49 pm

Alabama will match any texas offer, even if it takes $15 million—take that to the bank

hometown fan

September 9th, 2013
8:31 pm


September 9th, 2013
8:13 pm

dude, are u serious? obviously u dont remember how terrible alabama was prior to saban.. you lost with shula u lost with franchione.. you were completely terrible for a decade.

get with reality.


September 9th, 2013
8:05 pm

Bama fans don’t become obsessed with any particular Head Coach. The program is bigger than any one coach, even Coach Bryant. Nick Saban isn’t leaving Alabama anytime soon, but when he does, it will still be Alabama. They’ll just get a new coach and go on about their business and the haters will continue to hate them and their new coach.


September 9th, 2013
7:51 pm

What a hoot reading the blog post of a bunch of leg humpers that can’t even beat an ACC team. You win one little measly home game and you start flapping those gums like a old woman with no teeth. Those Bama spankings still sting. You guys are still 5 yards short and that is like having 4 inches and your wife wanting 6. We all know how that will turn out.

David C

September 9th, 2013
7:51 pm

Check out all the Georgia Fans wishing Saban would leave Bama. Still butt hurt from last Year’s SEC Championship Game or Is it the Famous Blackout Game. RTR

Rick James

September 9th, 2013
7:12 pm

I’sure that if Mack Browm leaves Texas for any reason and they speak to Saban there will be anuses puckering all over Alabama..


September 9th, 2013
7:07 pm

When USC and Texas call Saban will be gone… sorry Bama


September 9th, 2013
7:03 pm

just because saban coaches at bama doesn’t mean he’s as passionate and loyal as a true bama fan he left lsu don’t think that he wouldn’t leave bama


September 9th, 2013
6:43 pm

FootballTopFan(c) would like to wish Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide the best of luck and success !!!

Saban is a GREAT, GREAT college football coach.

He will prove to be a winner no matter where he coaches.