View Full Version : Saban Rejects $50 Million Offer From Bama.

12-07-2006, 06:40 PM
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Dolphins coach Nick Saban rejected a jaw-dropping $50 million contract (http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/nation/16186668.htm) offer from the University of Alabama.
There have been persistent reports that the Crimson Tide was interested in Saban, and Saban consistently has said that he plans to stay in the NFL.
And although we've heard that Saban did not meet with Alabama officials on Wednesday night regarding the vacancy, we have no reason to doubt Salguero's report regarding the fact that an offer was made, or regarding its magnitude.
The deal included, per the report, a $7 million signing bonus.
Saban confirmed on Thursday that the University had contacted his agent, Jimmy Sexton, but that Saban said he was not interested.
As we surmised last night, it appears that Alabama made the offer sight-unseen, without any interview.
Meanwhile, there are reports that an offer has been made by Alabama (http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/story/6247924) to West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez amid uncorroborated rumors flowing into PFT headquarters that recent reports of a multi-million-dollar commitment by the WVU administration to the football program are embellished and/or downright false.
It appears to us that the powers-that-be in Morgantown are trying their damnedest to be able to paint Rodriguez as disloyal and/or greedy if he leaves, and at the same time to characterize the school as blameless in the fracturing of the relationship.
But Rodriguez, as we see it, did himself no favors by professing six days ago his plan to stay with the Mountaineers for the rest of his career. Put simply, it left him with little or no leverage in the behind-the-scenes discussions that surely are and have been occurring with the University. Because everyone involved realizes that, if Rodriguez walks away now, he'll most likely be branded the villain by the fan base.-PFT

Vertical Limit
12-07-2006, 07:16 PM
50 million dollars from a University? Jesus Christ..

12-07-2006, 07:33 PM
:eek:50 MILLION

12-07-2006, 07:39 PM
saban is a good coach that's committed to winning a championship with miami.

12-07-2006, 08:26 PM
WOOW!! Not for anyrhing but thats alot of dough

12-07-2006, 10:05 PM
I told a lot of people here that he wasn't going anywhere no matter how much money he was offered and it stood true.

12-07-2006, 10:33 PM
Holy **** $50 Million?!
Thats great that he's loyal to his team.

12-07-2006, 10:46 PM
.....great leverage for a new contract in a year or two also.....

12-07-2006, 11:01 PM
I can't believe they offered that much money. i wonder how long of a contract they wanted though. 5 years, 10 years.

12-08-2006, 12:27 AM
This says a lot about Saban. Now this puts the rumors to rest.

Vertical Limit
12-08-2006, 11:36 AM
In my opinion, this offer was BULL****. They knew Nick Saban was going to reject the offer, so they just made the offer anyways for all the coaches out there can start showing interest in Alabama knowing that they were offering big time money.


12-08-2006, 12:59 PM
Dolphins coach Nick Saban turned down an offer from the University of Alabama that would have paid him $5 million a year and would have included a $7 million bonus. (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/sports/16191249.htm) No contract was officially drawn up because Saban politely held off any contact with the school through his Memphis-based agent Jimmy Sexton. But the school approached Sexton through various sources on at least two occasions. ''I'm sure they talked to Jimmy,'' Saban said Thursday. 'They called Jimmy and said, `Is Nick interested?' and Jimmy said, 'No.' And Jimmy asked me on several occasions and I said, `No, I'm interested in staying here.' ``We're in the middle of a season. I'm committed to our team, our players, and trying to do what we have to do. It's not even a very good time to think about stuff like that, to be honest with you.''


12-08-2006, 01:26 PM
"50 million dollars from a University?"It is 'Bama.
"Jesus Christ.."Judas maybe, he kept the money bag.

12-09-2006, 03:18 AM
saban is a good coach that's committed to winning a championship with miami.

He sure is commited no doubt..