The world is engulfed in the news of Alabama head coach Nick Saban’s retirement announcement yesterday. Now, attention has turned to who will replace the greatest college football coach of all time at one of the winningest football programs nationally.
Will it be Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian? (God, we hope not.)
National analysts like CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodds recently commented on Sarkisian’s potential to replace college football’s godfather. “I think we have [Sarkisian’s] name on there because he’s probably the best result, the best graduate of Nick Saban’s halfway house. He’s taken in these broken coaches who’ve had something go wrong in their career — fired, personal problems, whatever — and they come out better for it. But I think he’s got it pretty good at Texas,” Dodd said. “I might be wrong. He might take Alabama at this point, but I think he’s got it pretty good having gotten to the Playoff this year and heading to the SEC.”
That’s per 247Sports.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: What are the buyout numbers in Texas coach Steve Sarkisian’s contract?
Austin American-Statesman: Nick Saban retirement reactions: ‘Keep Steve Sarkisian in Austin’
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls, Golden: Would Steve Sarkisian want college football’s top job?
247Sports: The Insider, Part I: Way-too-early Texas Longhorns football depth chart projection for 2024
247Sports: National pundits weigh in on Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian as a potential target for Alabama vacancy
Inside Texas: What Quinn Ewers’ return to Texas says about him, Steve Sarkisian, and next year
Inside Texas: Nick Saban’s impact on Texas
Inside Texas: Why I’m not concerned about Steve Sarkisian leaving Texas for Alabama
Inside Texas: Three ways Nick Saban’s retirement could affect Texas football
Inside Texas: Where Texas finished in certain regular and advanced statistical rankings
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Austin American-Statesman: Retirement of Alabama’s Nick Saban could boost Texas football recruiting
247Sports: Two visits set for 2025 Top247 cornerback Jaboree Antoine
247Sports: 2025 Top247 linebacker Riley Pettijohn lining up Junior Day trips
247Sports: Top100 Edge-Rusher set to see five schools in near future
247Sports: Like the rest of the world, 5-star WR Ryan Williams and his family wait on who will coach Alabama next
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Inside Texas: Even the new Big 12 is a basketball bloodbath
Rock Chalk Talk: UCF upsets Kansas 65-60
Black & Gold Banneret: A Knight to Remember: Men’s basketball upsets No. 3 Kansas, 65-60
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: 11 Patriots coaching candidates with Bill Belichick out, plus 10 GM candidates
SB Nation: 6 Alabama football coaching candidates after Nick Saban’s retirement, plus 3 wild cards
SB Nation: Chiefs-Dolphins is shaping up to be one of the coldest games in NFL history, and that could be bad for Miami
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas women’s basketball beat TCU last night.