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Longhorns Daily News: Paul Finebaum: Texas’ Steve Sarkisian, Ole Miss’ Lane Kiffin will poach Nick Saban’s former Alabama players

Plus: Texas WBB falls to Kansas State over weekend

Syndication: The Oklahoman Sarah Phipps/Oklahoman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Now that the king, Nick Saban, is gone at Alabama, his players remain.

For now, ESPN’s SEC analyst Paul Finebaum said earlier this week, per On3.

Inevitably, Texas Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian and Ole Miss coach Lane Kiffin – both former Saban assistants – will begin poaching Alabama players without Saban around now.

“It’s one thing to do it if Nick Saban was a coach, they would still try to do it. It’s another thing dealing with somebody who doesn’t really know how nasty it gets,” Finebaum said, referring to newly hired Alabama coach Kalen Deboer, who was most recently led Washington to a College Football Playoff championship appearance versus Michigan.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: A look at Texas’ roster after NFL decisions, portal closes

Austin American-Statesman: Texas AD: Deal to secure Steve Sarkisian was all about ‘continuity’

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Longhorns make splash in annual Ceddy Awards

247Sports: With the addition of Isaiah Bond, Texas’ receiving room’s ceiling could eclipse 2023’s group

247Sports: (00)7 things to know about new Texas WR Isaiah Bond

Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian, stability, and the SEC

Inside Texas: What will Duane Akina bring to Texas?

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Former Alabama WR Isaiah Bond signs with Texas

Texas DT target Ja’Maree Caldwell commits to Oregon

No. 25 Texas suffers bad loss at West Virginia, 76-73

Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian agree to four-year contract extension

Former Texas DB coach Duane Akina expected to join staff as an analyst

NB Jahdae Barron announces his return to Texas

Updates on Texas players in the NCAA transfer portal: Jerrin Thompson and Kitan Crawford taking official visits this weekend

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: The Stampede: The 10 most notable visitors expected for Junior Day

247Sports: 2026 Top247 QB Romin Seymour has visits in mind for spring

247Sports: Top247 OT Michael Fasusi recaps A&M visit and previews future trips

247Sports: Texas the team to beat for another transfer WR?

247Sports: Washington transfer Jabbar Muhammad talks portal interest

Inside Texas: New names on the 2024 Texas Junior Day recruiting roster

Inside Texas: Inside Scoop: Latest on Texas targets from the NCAA Transfer Portal

Inside Texas: Texas welcomes early enrollees from the 2024 class to campus

Inside Texas: Elite 2027 WR Ethan ‘Boobie’ Feaster on every recruiting radar

Inside Texas: Texas offer JJ Shelton recaps recruitment, senior plans

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Dallas Morning News: Former Texas, Nebraska and FAU QB Casey Thompson transferring to Oklahoma

Our Daily Bears: 2024 5-star Guard VJ Edgecombe commits to Baylor

Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: TCU stuns No. 2 Houston after last-second layup

Frogs O’ War: Men’s Basketball: TCU ranked No. 19 in Week 11 AP Poll

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Cyclones take flight against Oklahoma State

Bring On The Cats: Kansas State loses 11-point halftime lead, falls to Texas Tech 60-59

Rock Chalk Talk: Following brief scare, Leipold reportedly staying at Kansas

Black & Gold Banneret: Men’s basketball loses heartbreaker to No. 17 BYU

Black & Gold Banneret: The JRP legacy

Vanquish The Foe: BYU beats UCF for first Big 12 win

Vanquish The Foe: BYU falls in AP Poll, remains ranked after split

WHAT WE’RE READING

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SB Nation: C.J. Stroud had nearly flawless NFL Playoffs debut in every way

NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND

  • Texas women’s basketball fell to Kansas State over the weekend.