Saban: 'I'm totally committed to the University of Alabama'

By Tom Fornelli | Staff Writer

Nick Saban has once again responded to reports about his purported interest in leaving Alabama for Texas.

"Well I don't know where these reports come from," Saban told ESPN's Tom Rinaldi. "I've sort of addressed the situation before. I'm totally committed to the University of Alabama, looking forward to the game we have this week and all my focus has been on LSU and what our team needs to do to play their best."

The latest report Saban speaks of came via the Associated Press on Tuesday night. According to emails the AP acquired using an FOIA request, former Texas regent Tom Hicks said he was told by Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton, that Texas was the only job Saban "would possibly consider leaving Alabama for."

Hicks and current Texas regent Wallace Hall originally contacted Sexton in January about the possibility of Saban leaving Texas for Alabama. That contact was first reported in September, and Saban responded to it at the time by saying he was "too damn old" to leave Alabama and start over somewhere else.

Of course, while all this is going on, it should be noted that the Texas job that Saban keeps being linked to and denying is currently filled by Mack Brown.

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