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Longhorns Daily News: We’ll never know if Texas’ Steve Sarkisian, not Kalen DeBoer, was Alabama’s top Nick Saban replacement

Plus: Texas WBB beat Kansas last night

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The tricky thing about the college football coaching carousel is that some of the sport’s top coaching candidates – folks like Steve Sarkisian, Nick Saban and Kalen DeBoer – all have the same agent, the infamous Jimmy Sexton. That’s why it’s become, and will likely remain, murky in our understanding of how DeBoer came to replace Saban for the Crimson Tide.

Was Texas Longhorns head coach Sarkisian the actual top choice?

“The fact that we don’t know, that ignorance, that is where Sexton thrives, in that gray area,” On3 analyst T-Bob Hebert said earlier this week, per On3. “Because he can tell you that it’s real and you almost have no choice but to believe him, because you have no concrete information saying otherwise. And it doesn’t behoove Alabama to put out their list or who the No. 1 actually is. So really, the only person that actually knows, is Jimmy Sexton.”

He added, “And in a world where information is power, he has all of the power, because he’s the only one that has the actual concrete info. It’s unreal how that allows him to pull the strings everywhere.”


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