Spotted and tweeted from the Texas Longhorns tailgate before their Big 12 showdown with Kansas State are the beginnings of a fan-led push for Nick Saban to succeed Mack Brown as head coach in Austin.
So this is happening at Texas games now pic.twitter.com/5GFk7bnnAR
— Jason Rogers (@JasonARogers) September 21, 2013
A few fans with homemade t-shirts does not a revolution make. But look! There is also a Saban2014.com website (h/t @ChipPatterson) selling the same shirts and soliciting signatures for an online petition. Everyone knows how effective online petitions are.
The idea of Saban leaving Alabama, where the university commissioned a statue in his likeness outside Bryant-Denny Stadium, is far-fetched. Saban turns 62 in October, boasts college football’s highest salary and has established a perennial powerhouse. He will go down as one of the game’s greatest ever, with nothing really left to prove at the collegiate level.
More likely scenarios than Saban 2014 coming to fruition:
• The Longhorn Network funds Texas’ secession and reforms the Southwest Conference.
• DeLoss Dodds commissions a time machine to return Texas football to 2005.
• Texas beats K-State in a nail biter tonight, and Brown’s contract is extended to 2040.
• Vince Young, with eligibility remaining, returns as player coach.
• Bevo is promoted to head coach.
You can’t fault Longhorn fans for dreaming big, though.