Nearly three years ago, then-Dolphins head coach Nick Saban provided a timeless quote that can be used whenever attempting to prove the point that football coaches are full of something other than rainbows and rose petals.
“I’m not going to be the Alabama coach,” Saban said in the face of questions regarding rumors suggesting he’d quit the NFL after only two seasons and return to the college game.
So now Saban is the Alabama coach, and he’s not going to not be the Alabama coach for a long time to come.
And he’s going to be paid damn well along the way.
John Taylor of CFT has the details, including whether the contract includes a lifetime supply of Little Debbie cakes.
The deal averages $4.7 million per year, which likely means that some NFL teams will continue give jobs to unproven assistant coaches who will take far less than that.