Texas joined a list of college programs trying to catch Nick Saban by hiring one of his proteges in Steve Sarkisian. But between Kirby Smart, Jeremy Pruitt, Will Muschamp, and several others, Sarkisian stands alone in acting in Saban’s place as head coach, even if only for one game.
Nick Saban will lose. Yes, I know, it's actually Alabama (the team) and not Saban (the individual) who is facing Clemson Monday night for the national championship. But Saban has become so monolithic, so omnipresent, so...SABAN...that really, most people usually talk about how impossible it is to beat Saban, primarily. Oh, and also, Alabama.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we’ll touch on the CBS blurb about Steve Patterson contacting Nick Saban’s agent at the 11th hour. Although it’s water under the dam if you ask Bob Stoops, the rehash provides some instructive background about what’s going on in Patterson’s political world.
What I am about to say to you here is probably a clear indication of me being a poor father to my son, Miles, who is an 11 year-old football fan. But I don't care. Every boy needs a dad, who can now and then, be a bad influence. I will happily and unapologetically play that role.