Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban said in his press conference this week he was “too damn old to start over” when asked about whether he would coach in Texas. That hasn’t stopped some enterprising Longhorn fans from campaigning, however.
A website selling the shirts has this to say about their campaign to bring the Alabama coach to the Big Ten:
This site is dedicated to the advancement of Longhorn football. This is not a “Fire Mack” site. We are grateful to Mack for bringing Texas football back. We just feel it is time for him to move on and we hope he retires with dignity and gets his name on some buildings. Our goal is to bring Nick Saban in as the new coach of the Horns in 2014. He is the best coach in America and we should not settle for anything less. So sign the petition, comment on our blog, like us on Facebook, buy a t-shirt and for crying out loud tell your friends and family about us so we can make an impact! Join the movement that will help bring Championship trophies back to Austin, TX.
The buzz is going to get louder with Texas foundering under embattled head coach Mack Brown. With Saban seemingly having accomplished everything there is to accomplish at the Capstone, the drumbeat is going to continue all season, despite any denials.
Good luck, Longhorn fans.
H/T to The Big Lead