On Monday’s episode of “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd, college football analyst claimed there handshake agreement between Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban and Alabama offensive coordinator-turned-Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian that the young disciple would take over for Saban when he decided to eventually hang up his hat.
“They did have an agreement, whether it was on paper or a handshake, with Steve Sarkisian to be the heir apparent,” Klatt said to Cowherd, according to 247Sports. “That is true. And Steve took the Texas job. And more power to him. And that’s a job that is hard to turn down, in particular when you think of coming in the footsteps of Nick Saban.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Saban on Sarkisian: ‘Our offense was really the key’
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Kenneth Sims earns Hall of Fame honor
Austin American-Statesman: Schaefer praises Gondrezick after emotional game
Dallas Morning News: Texas coach Shaka Smart says safety isn’t guaranteed in COVID-riddled NCAA basketball season
247Sports: Sources: Chris Ash emerging as prime candidate to potentially join Dan Mullen’s Florida staff
247Sports: Bijan Robinson appears to be a fan of Steve Sarkisian’s offense
247Sports: After Alabama finale, Steve Sarkisian’s offense aims to take Texas to another level
Inside Texas: Not just the Jimmies and Joes
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: In-state prospects discuss Sarkisian
247Sports: Can Andre Coleman make good on second chance in 2022 recruiting?
247Sports: Cade Klubnik powers Westlake to huge upset in 6A Division I semifinal
247Sports: Texas signee Ja’Tavion Sanders looks to finish season with title
Inside Texas: The need for speed in 2022
Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: 2021 and 2022 recruiting matters, coaching Q&A
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Baylor-West Virginia cancelled; game will be rescheduled
Viva the Matadors: The quiet behemoth in Austin: Frank Erwin Center
Viva the Matadors: Sublette’s sizzling fastball will make him premier reliever—or starter—in 2021
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: A few potential fixes before the 2021 season
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Xavier Foster to miss remainder of season
Bring On The Cats: Sproles elected to CFB Hall of Fame
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: The cost of being ‘The King’
SB Nation: The 4 worst calls by NFL referees in the playoffs so far
SB Nation: Bill Belichick made the right call by turning down a participation trophy
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Former Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops has been elected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
- Texas senior Andrew Jones got the nod for Big 12 Player of the Week.
ANDREW JONES. CLUTCH.— ESPN (@espn) January 9, 2021
No. 4 Texas defeats No. 14 West Virginia in a comeback thriller! pic.twitter.com/Bmhe6f9mPZ
- Meanwhile, freshman Greg Brown received the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor.