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Bama chancellor: Saban is 'best financial investment' ever


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#1 Oriole85

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 03:51 PM

CBS Sports: Alabama chancellor says Nick Saban is 'best financial investment' ever

 

http://www.cbssports...investment-ever

 

"Nick Saban is best financial investment this university has ever made. We have made an investment that's been returned many fold," Alabama chancellor Dr. Robert Witt told 60 Minutes.

 


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:41 AM

I'm not sure how well Witt's statement is going to sit with his faculty or better yet, other academia types whose athletic programs aren't as successful. But what he's saying is very truthful. The first thing you generally think about a school especially a D-1, even moreso BCS ones is how their football and usually to a lesser extent, men's basketball programs are doing. At some schools in the northeast and upper midwest, it's the hockey program and around here, it might be the lacrosse program.

 

I don't have any hard facts in front of me, but my guess is Nick Saban impact on Alabama has substantially raised the number of applications and donations as well as fan morale.

 

This is obviously what every school is shooting for, but the odds of attaining are pretty slim.


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 11:26 AM

ESPN: Agent: Nick Saban under 'pressure'

 

http://espn.go.com/c...facing-pressure


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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:50 PM

I would not be at all surprised, especially if they win another championship, if he were to leave Alabama after the season. But I don't see him going to Texas. My hunch is he would want one more shot at the NFL.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 09:02 PM

I would not be at all surprised, especially if they win another championship, if he were to leave Alabama after the season. But I don't see him going to Texas. My hunch is he would want one more shot at the NFL.

Posted this the BSL Radio forum, I only think he's going to the NFL in the perfect situation. If any college job however, it would be Texas, but I think this is leverage. As the chancellor has already said, it's the best investment they've ever made, so they could probably afford to pay him even more (academias type not happy). What Saban didn't like about the Dolphins situation was with the restrictions of the NFL (draft, salary cap), he couldn't "outwork" the other coaches like he could in college. I'd say if a situation like Jim Harbaugh's presented itself that could get him to go. I think Bama will be his last job, but I could see him trying to find another challenge. At his age though, it will probably have to be sooner than later.


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:00 PM

Sports Illustrated: In college sports, a top coach like Nick Saban is worth every penny

 

http://sportsillustr...ries/?eref=sihp

 

It's hard to quantify these things, but when you factor in Alabama's revenue, fund-raising, general alumni happiness, and how Crimson Tide victories improve the mental health of the populace, which must lower the state unemployment rate ... well, again, it's hard to quantify. But if Saban demanded $10 million per season, would Alabama's administrators really stand on principle and let him walk away? I doubt it. And if they did, fans would be furious at those administrators. They would be putting their jobs at risk.

I agree with those that say in terms of market value, Saban is "underpaid." He could probably hold out for more than he's going to get if he wanted too and Bama would still be happy to pay him. Compared to where Alabama was before, he's really made that brand what it was in the previous two decades and most prolonged success since the Bear.

 

It's hard to compare coaches in different sports. But we are nearing the point when top-level college coaching is a more lucrative gig than coaching the pros. That is astounding, in a sense -- pro teams play more games, they get higher TV ratings, and they don't have to support academic advisors or pay for volleyball scholarships.


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 02:33 PM

@ByBerkowitz If Nick Saban completes all eight years of his newly amended contract, he will make at least $55.2 million: http://www.usatoday....oaches/9914115/


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