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Report: Texas Will "Break The Bank" For Alabama's Nick Saban If Charlie Strong Is Gone After Season

The Nick Saban-to-Texas chatter has started up again. 

CBS Sports college football analyst and radio host Brian Jones says there's a "50-50" chance Charlie Strong is coaching the Longhorns next season. If he's gone, Texas plans on making another run at the Alabama coach, according to Jones.

The Longhorns will "break the bank" for Saban, per the report.

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From Gio and Jones:

“It’s come to me that someone in his camp may or may not have reached out to Miami prior to the Oklahoma game when Charlie was really feeling it,” Jones said. “Since that ball game, he’s feeling it again, the heat. But there are a number of layers to this one. One, prior to the Oklahoma game once again, someone in his camp may have reached out to Miami to see if there’s an interest. Two, Charlie was undercut by his former athletic director. It’s well reported about Steve Patterson, the things he did. He was nickel-and-diming the program, he wasn’t paying quality assistant coaches what they deserved. So Charlie is still a little perturbed about that. Additionally, Coach Strong and his staff haven’t really endeared themselves to the Texas high school coaches and it was pretty much a slap in the face when they said a year ago we’re going to go to Florida and do the bulk of our recruiting.”

If Strong is fired or resigns? Yes, the Longhorns will make a call to Tuscaloosa.

“There will be another run at Mr. Saban,” Jones said. “They will break the bank. Whatever it takes.”

If Strong is gone - he said last night the Miami talk is "all rumor" - of course Texas will make another run at Saban. It'd be surprising if they didn't. What matters, obviously, is if Saban is willing to take that call. 

[CBS]