Dawg Sports has learned that another rumored candidate has turned down the Alabama head coaching job.
The position, previously rejected by Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Bobby Petrino, Jim Grobe, Rich Rodriguez, Donald Rumsfeld, Jay Leno, each member of the cast of "Arrested Development," Travis Rice, Queen Latifah, Peter Krause, both surviving Beatles, and the girl who works the afternoon shift behind the counter at the Tuscaloosa Woolworth's, reportedly was offered to former "Sex and the City" star Kristin Davis.
Davis has ties to Southeastern Conference football through a College Football Blogger Award-nominated series of photographs appearing at Dawg Sports.
The foregoing is a photographic depiction of a photograph of Kristin Davis. (Photograph from Yahoo! Movies.)
Davis, 41, was considered an attractive candidate for three reasons.
First of all, she has been voted the most beautiful woman in the world, attesting both to her good looks and to her ability to sway pollsters to cast ballots on her behalf.
Secondly, the complete inability of the Crimson Tide to fill the football head coaching vacancy at a time when numerous similarly-situated schools have announced hirings has created a desperate state of affairs in Tuscaloosa.
Finally, it was widely believed that, if Davis took the job, she would bring the rest of the "Sex and the City" cast with her.
While the actress was in clandestine negotiations with University of Alabama representatives, sources close to the search leaked reports that, if a deal was done, Davis's staff would include Kim Cattrall as offensive coordinator, Cynthia Nixon as defensive coordinator, and Sarah Jessica Parker as sports information director.
During each of the six years in which she portrayed the character Samantha Jones on the hit H.B.O. series, Cattrall led the league in scoring, whereas Nixon was expected to bring the same driven, withering nastiness to the post of defensive coordinator that she brought to the role of hard-charging career woman Miranda Hobbes.
Although some Crimson Tide fans were uncomfortable with the notion of hiring a female head football coach, Pat Dye told radio listeners that Cynthia Nixon was man enough to run the defense. (Photograph from Yahoo! Movies.)
Alabama athletic director Mal Moore was willing to accept Parker as S.I.D., although he was not enthusiastic about her writing style, which mimicked that employed by her television alter ego, Carrie Bradshaw. "Could it be," wrote Parker in a draft of the press release announcing Davis's anticipated hiring, "that the job of Alabama's head football coach is the most public position in the state, and yet also the most lonely?"
Moore apparently was only willing to agree to hire Parker as part of a package deal that would have included bringing Chris Noth on board as the school's director of N.C.A.A. compliance.
Noth, who played Mr. Big on "Sex and the City," previously appeared on "Law & Order" from 1990 to 1995 in the role of Detective Mike Logan, which he later reprised in one of the numerous spin-offs from the show, so university officials anticipated that his background in law enforcement would benefit Noth in his new post.
While Davis had no formal coaching experience, her ties to athletics extended beyond her periodic appearances on a college football weblog and included a role in the made-for-television baseball movie "The Winning Season," which sounded appealing to the Alabama faithful following the Crimson Tide's 6-6 campaign.
Mal Moore reportedly looked favorably upon Kristin Davis's offensive philosophy because she believed in relying heavily on the tight end. (Photograph from Yahoo! Movies.)
Nevertheless, Davis elected to continue her acting career rather than accept the coaching job, which again left the Alabama football program without a leader.
Moore refused to comment on reports that he was considering rehiring Bill Curry.