FRANKLYWNOW - Aliaa Story - FrontEnd v3.7 Release

Aliaa Story - FrontEnd v3.7 Release

For Nick Saban, the annual college football coaching carousel has left him exactly where he always said it would … at the University of Alabama.

Saban and the school agreed to a new contract Friday night, after a week of breathless speculation and even at least one sort-of media report that he would succeed Mack Brown as the head coach at Texas. Brown, it turns out, is still on the job and may remain there.

Texas had little to do with this, however. Saban, who just finished his seventh season with the Tide, was never really going anywhere. At most, his agent used the buzz about the Longhorns for a slightly richer deal than the one Alabama was already going to give him. He reportedly will go from $5.6 million per year to more than $7 million. That's about it.

"Quite frankly," Saban said back in September when the Texas talk began, "I'm just too darn old to start over somewhere else."

Saban doesn't have a great track record of consistency on job hunts – he once famously declared he wouldn't be the head coach of the University of Alabama – but the candidness, or at least comfort, of the answer sort of said it all. It was a somewhat un-Saban-like statement – not some planned denial, but an explanation, a reasoning, a sensible point he was making.

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