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Report: Agent says Alabama coach Nick Saban would consider leaving for Texas

Alabama canceled its scheduled two-game series with Michigan St. set for 2016-17. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images) Alabama's Nick Saban is 167-55-1 in 18 seasons as a collegiate head coach. (Ronald C. Modra/Getty Images)

The agent for Alabama head coach Nick Saban told University of Texas officials in January that it was the only school he would consider leaving Alabama for and that his success with Alabama had put him under "special pressure," reports Jim Vertuno of The Associated Press.

According to the report, Saban's agent, Jimmy Sexton, made the comments during a 45-minute call with former Texas Regent Tom Hicks and current Regent Wallace Hall.

Hicks also detailed the call in a Sept. 24 email.

"Sexton confirmed that UT is the only job Nick would possibly consider leaving Alabama for, and that his success there created special pressure for him," Hicks wrote.

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Two days after the call, Hicks approached Texas coach Mack Brown about the possibility of retiring. Brown is under contract until 2020.

Saban is 76-13 in seven seasons as Alabama's head coach. His teams have won three out of the past four BCS Championships.

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