Friday, June 15, 2007

The Saban Deal Is Official

When Nick Saban wants to go on vacation, the University of Alabama is obligated to provide a private plane. That is one of the perks of the coach's contract, which was approved in a unanimous vote Thursday by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Let us remind you that a recent Education Week magazine study ranked Alabama 45th nationally in giving public schoolchildren a chance for success and 47th on an achievement index that includes performance on tests in reading and math, graduation rates and other student performance indicators. Thus the unanimous vote should come as no surprise.
Saban's deal is for eight years and $32 million, making him the highest-paid college football coach in history — at least among public schools. The Birmingham News reports that Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlie Weis is believed to have a 10-year contract that will pay him in the neighborhood of $40 million. Fat city!
In addition, Alabama spent an estimated $37,667 on its 38-day search, with $35,000 of that going to consultant Chuck Neinas. For our earlier report on Neinas' racket, click here. Can't say we didn't warn you, Alabama.

7 comments:

Brock Landers said...

This is the first time I've been on this site, I must say the work here is tremendous. Can you possibly combine Gregg Popovich with a pornstar and make it look tasty?

TideDruid said...

I feel obligated to inform people that everything involved with Alabama athletics, including coaches salaries, are not funded with tax payer money.

Therefore, no child is going with his grade-C beef taco salad in Eutaw, Alabama or anything like that.

TideDruid said...

going without*

Anonymous said...

Wow, the author of this site is tremendous...ly fishy. Plenty of homo-erotic love fest inspired creativity.

Anonymous said...

I could be wrong, but I thought the bit about Alabama's public schools being so rotten was included to give the reason why the board was dumb enough to pay Saban this much.

TideDruid said...

I'm really just trying to cut it off before people start mentioning it. Gotta stay on the offensive on this topic.

Mike said...

Bama has to provide a private jet... the mofo has 32 million coming his way. I think Bama is pulling a page from the state of Arkansas play book, "well do anything for your business"

I wonder if Charlie spends his money like a real big shot too?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeUlKVSJC8s