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College football offseason running thread: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Couldn't find a college football offseason thread if we had one. But anyway, Nick Saban has agreed to a contract extension through the 2019 season, which will again make him the highest paid coach in the country at $5.3 million to start and $5.9 million by the end.


    And it's another thumb in the eye of all those who said he'd only stay a couple of years at Alabama (yeah, I know he's still got no buyout).
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    He may have had some clause in there that mandated that he be the highest-paid coach in the country. From what I've heard, the original contract he signed at Bama almost prevented them from firing him without owing him every cent of the deal, which is unheard of at the college level.

    I wonder if Saban wins another title if he'll get bored and want to give the NFL another shot or if he'll retire at Alabama.

    If he's smart, he'll stay there forever.
  3. BYH

    BYH Active Member

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  4. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    If Nick Saban had any friends, I'd suggest that he get one of them to negotiate the exact same clause in his own contract.

    (Really, though, I wouldn't think you could insert a clause like that into a contract. For one thing, how would you verify? And for another, well, what if Nick Saban did have friends?)
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    He's worth it, and the figure kind of seems low considering how much that team means to the state, the school, the local economy. And he produces.
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    Amateur athletics.

  7. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    Here's my question: In the original contract, he could walk away the day after he signed and be due the entire amount of the contract.
    Does the rollover contain the same clause that pays him the full amount until the end of the contract, or if he walked away the day after the original contract expired, be due nothing? I mean, if they keep extending him and that clause rolls over, he could leave and pick up another (say) $42 million for doing nothing more than being that lovable guy he is...
  8. Bradley Guire

    Bradley Guire Well-Known Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    14 titles and counting. Worth every penny, haters! Roll Tide!

    (I jest. A little.)
  9. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    He couldn't walk away. He would be owed the money if he was fired, not if he quit.

    I'm supportive of this extension. He's the best college football coach in the world. I wouldn't trade him for Bill Belichick or Tom Coughlin or Mike Tomlin or whoever you wanted to throw at me.
  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    The assistant coach salaries are what's ludicrous.

    Defensive coordinator $950,000.
    Offensive coordinator $590,000.
    Offensive line coach $395,000.
    Outside linebackers coach $375,000.
    Tight ends/special teams coach $350,000.
    Strength and conditioning coach $310,000.
    Defensive line coach $310,000.
    Running backs coach $290,000.
    Wide receivers coach $285,000.
    Secondary coach $260,000.
  11. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    Even crazier since Saban himself is a defensive coach, came from the defensive side of the ball, and spends the majority of his coaching time on the defense.

    You would think the big money among the assistants would go to the OC, since Saban is handling half the DC's job by himself.
  12. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Re: Nick Saban back on top (financially)

    My understanding is Nick Saban at this point has his hands in a little of everything and trusts Kirby Smart a lot.
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