by Travis Normand
“I say, ‘Ok, but who should we hire? [Alabama coach] [Nick] Saban? Well, Saban isn’t going to come here.’”
– DeLoss Dodds, Feb. 26, 2013 (asking rhetorically who the Longhorns would hire if Mack Brown was let go) – Link
Did we really need Dodds to tell us this before we knew it was the case? Did anyone think that Saban would be coaching the Longhorns in the near future?
I would answer these questions with a “no,” but I have to place an asterisk next to it. Why an asterisk? Because I am sure that every Longhorn fan is convinced that if they went after Saban, he would leave Alabama for the University of Texas.
I guess it doesn’t hurt to dream (or fantasize), as long as it doesn’t turn into arrogance….too late!
“Following Mack will not be easy,” Dodds said. “You’re always thinking what you would do if that happens. That’s what we get paid to do. But if we went looking for somebody, I would look for Mack. That’s who I’d want to hire … He would be who I’d want if I had to start all over again. If there’s another Mack Brown out there, that’s who we’d go after.”
– DeLoss Dodds, Feb. 27, 2013 – Link
Is Dodds saying that if he was in the market for a new coach, he would hire Mack Brown? He would fire one coach, only to hire his identical twin? Interesting concept.