We've got some updates surrounding the Texas football program and their head coach. Mack Brown can officially be listed as "embattled", as he now seems to be fighting to retain his job.
The latest reports indicate he spoke with the school's AD and President to try and keep his job. Reports indicate he is in fact going to keep the job, but for now that remains rumor. This story likely has not seen its final twist or turn, so if it does interest you, I recommend keeping an eye on this storystream.
Amidst Mack Brown's travails, there is other connected information. The most notable in the college world is that Nick Saban has agreed to a contract extension with Alabama. Reports have him now making over $7 million a year. I imagine that number will rise further the next time a great opportunity arises.
More importantly for our purposes, 49ers GM Trent Baalke indicated Texas has not approached the team about talking with Coach Harbaugh.
#49ers GM Trent Baalke says the University of Texas has not contacted the team about Head Coach Jim Harbaugh.— 95.7 The GAME (@957thegame) December 14, 2013
The chatter has been overwhelming the last couple days, but it seems more and more likely this story will quiet down. I'm sure we could see a change to that, so we'll see what the next few days brings.
In the meantime, Tim Kawakami ran off this string of tweets earlier in the evening. This is all just based on anonymous sources, so take it with a grain of salt, but it's still interesting information to consider.
Multiple NFL sources: 49ers and Harbaugh discussed several different extension ideas over the off-season, but tabled it at the time.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 13, 2013
Harbaugh and his agent expressed 1 core thought: If he's extending his deal, it will be for the NFL's top coaching salary. Otherwise, nope.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 13, 2013
Harbaugh believes he'll have that success. RT @AlskidJudy If Harbaugh wants Belichick $, shouldn't he wait until he has Belichick's success?— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 14, 2013
The point is, for his next deal, Harbaugh wants to be paid as the #1 coach because why should he bet on NOT winning multiple Super Bowls?— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 14, 2013
If Harbaugh can't get #1 money now, he won't take lesser money because he's that sure of himself. Not a terrible way to do it.— Tim Kawakami (@timkawakami) December 14, 2013
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