On Monday Morning, BleacherReport's lead SEC College Football Writer Barrett Sallee gets major kudo’s for stirring up an otherwise lethargic off-season with the following tweet:
Sigh. Yes, here we go again.
This topic has come up several times since Alabama coach Nick Saban and a partner put the majestic property on the market for a cool $10.95 million. You can take a virtual tour here.
We first heard about it in a post on TigerDroppings.com in December 2010. It came up again when an Auburn fan posted the same breaking news on the same forum about a year later.
In fact, every couple of months somebody “discovers” that a property owned (in part) by Saban is for sale and posts it on a message board, Twitter status or Facebook update. The post goes viral and everyone gets foamed up like I’ll Have Another. Then, folks who bother with facts and stuff explain the situation and it goes away for a while, only to pop up again. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Yes, Saban does own property on Lake Burton. Mike McGaughey, a realtor in the area representing the sellers, explained in an email to me last Spring that this was an investment property, not his vacation home (which sits nearby and has been the target of vandals).
But no.. Nick Saban is not selling his dream house.He has repeatedly said that his next “stop” will be Lake Burton and won’t coach football again until Lake Burton decides to get a team together.