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Saban is waiting… January 2, 2007

Posted by jaxxduece in Sports.
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Looks like Saban will wait til tomorrow morning to make his decision on whether or not to go to Alabama. He was offered a 7 year, $40 million contract from ‘Bama, which is quite a bit more than the $4.5 million a year contract he is getting from Miami. I think he will go, and here is why:

1. If he looks down the road with Miami, he might see a dim future. His defense is getting a bit long in the tooth, and Jason Taylor is talking retirement (granted, I dont think he will, but its always a sign that they are close when they say it).

2. Signed Culpepper to a long contract that might come back to haunt the franchise (see Drew Brees).

3.First losing season for Saban in his 13 years as a head coach. He is very competitive and I doubt it fits him well.

4. He knows how to coach in the college and has the hardware to prove it.

Either way, I still like Saban. I would love to see him coach college ‘ball again. I wish it wasnt in the boonies of ‘Bama, me being a LSU fan and all, but he brought us a championship, so he will always be cool in my book. If he were to stay in Miami, it would be hard not to respect a man who decided to stick with his original goal: win it all at the next level.

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