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.
December 10, 2003 |
It might seem tough to remain low-key when you're dressed in a tuxedo, sitting in the lobby of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, and sitting near the top of the college football world. But Louisiana State Coach Nick Saban likes things boring and simple, and the events of the last few days are not about to change that. Just days after his Tigers won their way into the bowl championship series title game at the Sugar Bowl, Saban was in New York to watch one of his players receive an award.
October 31, 2005 |
Miami Dolphin Coach Nick Saban trotted off the field to applause, kissed a few women on the cheek, hugged other fans and signed autographs. The former Louisiana State coach was triumphant again in Tiger Stadium, spoiling the New Orleans Saints' return to playing in their home state. "It's been wonderful. I really do feel like this was coming home to play a game, and it was exciting for me even though I didn't say it [earlier]," Saban said.