Calm your jets

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 12, 2013

Woah, people. Take a chill pill.

Rumors that have said that Alabama coach Nick Saban is headed to coach the Texas Longhorns are just that — rumors.

This isn’t an old story.

During many of his press conferences, especially during the most trying weeks of the season, Saban was asked on many occasions whether or not he’s leaving the Tide to coach at Texas. And, repeatedly, Saban, 62, has said he’s staying put and that he’s too old to move, along with the fact that his wife, Terry, has said she wants to stay in Tuscaloosa.

All of these rumors came about after Longhorns coach Mack Brown came under fire during the season, leading many to believe that it would be the perfect fit for Saban.

Heck, there was even a report that Texas was actually using Saban as a smoke screen to get Auburn coach Gus Malzahn, who recently was named the national Coach of the Year.

One could probably guess that this really started brewing again after Alabama’s 34-28 loss to Auburn in the Iron Bowl.

During the week after the Iron Bowl, the University of Alabama made a new contract extension for Saban and put it on his desk. Reports indicate that he has yet to sign it, and ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum said last night during an airing of SportsCenter, that the higher ups at the university are getting tired of waiting on Saban to make up his mind.

In all honesty, I really don’t see the coach leaving Alabama after solidifying some top-notch recruits for the future of the program.

Come next year, Alabama probably has a better chance at winning the national championship because of the new playoff system that will be intact. The Tide would be in the four-team playoff right now if it started this year.

I hope the university and Bama faithful get an answer to all of this soon, because we don’t need to wait a second longer.