Mark Edwards' In My Opinion: Texas should fire Brown first before pursuing Saban
by Mark Edwards
medwards@annistonstar.com
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Alabama running back Dee Hart (1) with head coach Nick Saban during a win over Kentucky. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
Alabama running back Dee Hart (1) with head coach Nick Saban during a win over Kentucky. (Photo by Trent Penny/The Anniston Star)
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Message to Texas: If you don’t want Mack Brown as your coach, just fire him. Let him go now.

Stop flirting with Nick Saban. You look like a 58-year-old married guy who’s let himself get a little overweight but has gone to a college bar and keeps hitting on a 20-year-old girl. And in this case, Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, is the 20-year-old’s friend who is entertaining herself by continuing to say, “If she didn’t have a boyfriend, she would be so into you.”

If you can’t figure out how to get rid of Mack Brown, give Southern California a call. Pat Haden knows how to do it. Just do like Haden – pull Mack off the team bus after a particularly embarrassing loss and tell him he’s gone.

If he argues, stand firm, like Haden did when he told Lane Kiffin earlier this year he was fired, and Kiffin kept responding, “Am not!” Haden kept saying, “Are too!” That’s how you get it done.

You have money, but so does Nick Saban. If you want land Saban, you’ll have to offer him something he wants and doesn’t already have. You don’t have what he wants – especially a job opening.

Again, if you don’t want Mack Brown, fire him. And after Saban says he still isn’t interested – no matter where his wife might be shopping for a vacation home – go after someone else.

There are plenty of good coaches, and some of them might be right for Texas. If you stopped staring longingly at Nick Saban, you might see that.

Contact Anniston Star Sports Editor Mark Edwards at medwards@annistonstar.com. Twitter: @MarkSportsStar.
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