MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6562 posts, RR: 51 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Even though Nick Saban did indeed meet with a Chicago Bears representative in Baton Rouge, he has decided to stay at LSU. His contract will make him the best paid coach in college football, as he will earn $1 more than the current money leader, Bob Stoops of Oklahoma.
This is good news for LSU and good news for college football in general. It's always good to have such a great strategist like Saban roaming the sidelines regardless of what team he coaches.
By the way...for those of you out there that have yet to experience a game in Tiger Stadium...it's quite an experience. I'd suggest it everyone.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1155 times:
3 things kept Saban here:
1) the contract (currently $1 more than Stoops, and is being renegoatiated)
2) #1 team, and another great recruiting class. Already predicted for top 3 for next year
3) lousy results for most coaches who jump from college to pros (Spurrier, Pete Carroll in football; Tim Floyd (until this year) and Rick Pitino are two basketball examples)
And yes, there is nothing like Saturday nights in Death Valley.
Tom at MSY
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina