Powers shoots down Saban rumors

Peter Sblendorio

University of Texas President Bill Powers shot down any rumors of Alabama head coach Nick Saban becoming the Longhorns’ new football Thursday, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Powers also said no decision had been made about current head coach Mack Brown’s future with the team.

"I've never met Nick Saban,” Powers told the Statesman. “I've never talked to Nick Saban. We have not hired Nick Saban. Mack’s our coach, and I can say flatly that the rumors we have hired or come to an agreement with Nick Saban or even talked to him are false."

Saban has been the head coach at Alabama since 2007, winning three national championships in the last four years. Despite his success, rumors have circulated throughout the season that Saban would consider leaving Tuscaloosa to coach the Longhorns.

Brown continues to maintain interest in continuing his career at Texas until his contract runs out in 2020. He has coached the Longhorns since 1998, winning the national championship in 2005 and reaching the title game in 2009.