September 10, 2009 |
If Alabama Coach Nick Saban sticks around for another nine years, it will be worth $5 million to him and, the Crimson Tide hopes, a few more championships for the program. The university system's Board of Trustees compensation committee unanimously approved Wednesday the three-year extension through Jan. 31, 2018, that doesn't include a salary hike but rewards Saban for staying put and guarantees that he will remain among college football's five highest paid coaches. Rutgers picks Savage Rutgers freshman Tom Savage , one of the most highly touted recruits to sign with Rutgers, will start at quarterback Saturday against Howard.
September 9, 2013 |
The hard-hitting news business gets a little softer every day. Remember that parlor game of telephone? Someone whispers a phrase into someone's ear and it gets whispered down a line and comes out completely different at the end? Well, that's not supposed to happen at places such as Sports Illustrated , which got duped on a joke about Nick Saban reportedly leaving Alabama for Texas. The headline on the "SI Wire" site read "Report: Nick Saban to visit Texas. " That was followed by copy suggesting Saban might be a replacement for embattled Texas Coach Mack Brown.
March 27, 2002
In news reports about the $7-million gift from businessman Haim Saban to the Democratic Party (March 22-23), it emerged that Saban had also raised nearly $600,000 for our esteemed governor. Apparently, by the governor's reckoning, this largess, coupled with Saban's business acumen and cultural contributions (such as the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"), qualifies him for appointment to the University of California Board of Regents. For what is arguably the finest public university system in the world, how discouraging.
November 30, 1999 |
Michigan State Coach Nick Saban is expected to make a decision today whether to take the vacant position at Louisiana State. Gerry DiNardo was fired as LSU coach two weeks ago after the Tigers had lost their eighth consecutive game, falling to 2-8. John Lewandowski, Michigan State sports information director, said LSU officials contacted the school Monday for permission to talk to Saban about the job. Lewandowski said he expects Saban to make a decision today.
November 9, 2008 |
baton rouge, la. -- With a heavy police escort, Nick Saban returned to Tiger Stadium wearing crimson. He barely got out of town with Alabama still unbeaten and No. 1. After the Crimson Tide had a chip-shot field goal blocked on the final play of regulation, John Parker Wilson scored on a one-yard sneak in overtime to give Alabama a 27-21 victory over No. 15 Louisiana State on Saturday, clinching a spot in the Southeastern Conference championship game.
December 16, 2004 |
Louisiana State Coach Nick Saban has talked to the Miami Dolphins about their vacant head coaching position. In a statement issued by LSU on Wednesday, Saban described the talks as "a preliminary conversation with the Dolphins to exchange ideas about their head coaching position." "No decisions were made in this meeting, and they will continue their search for a coach." LSU (9-2) meets Iowa (9-2) on Jan. 1 in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.