Saban says he’s still committed to Alabama

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Nick Saban said he remains “very committed to the University of Alabama” and disputed an account of his agent’s conversation with Texas early this year.

The Crimson Tide coach was asked Wednesday about a report regarding his agent’s conversation in January about possibly replacing Mack Brown at Texas.

Saban’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, indicated that the coach would consider leaving Tuscaloosa for the Texas job during the phone conversation, according to an email sent by former Texas Regent Tom Hicks.

“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 of a call.

Asked about the account, Saban said: “No one’s said anything like that.”

“First of all, I don’t know where y’all get these reports and I don’t know where y’all get the information,” said Saban, who smiled when a reporter asked about the AP report. “But I’ve already commented on all this stuff. There’s nothing new or different that’s ever happened. I’m very committed to the University of Alabama, love being here. We’ve talked about it before. Don’t need to talk about it again.”

Big 12 soccer

Paige Strahan scored in the 31st minute as Texas Tech defeated seventh-seeded TCU 1-0 in the final match of the Big 12 quarterfinals in Kansas City, Mo. Tech (17-1-2) advances to meet sixth seed Oklahoma State, which upset Texas 2-1. TCU finishes the season 6-10-3. Baylor beat Iowa State 1-0 and West Virginia shut out Kansas State 3-0.

TCU volleyball

Stephanie Holland had seven kills to lead TCU (14-11, 2-8 Big 12) to a 3-0 sweep on the road against Prairie View A&M 25-20, 25-16, 25-19.

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