There once was a time when the Texas Longhorns were allegedly set to pay Nick Saban a king's ransom to to coach their football program. Well, at least according to a new book written by notorious controversy-stirrer Paul Finebaum.
Here's an excerpt:
"Texas was dead serious about trying to money-whip Saban," wrote Finebaum and Gene Wojchiechowski. "Depending on whom you talk to -- Bama big hitters or Texas big hitters -- the Longhorns were prepared to give Saban somewhere between a $12 and $15 million signing bonus and a salary package worth $100 million (plus performances)."
That's a lot of dough for a head football coach. Even if Saban is regarded as the top dog in his profession.
Of course, we have to question the source of this information too. Finebaum has a history of stirring up the pot for the sake of media attention and this could very well be his latest example. However, considering the already outrageous contracts being given to coaches, it's not out of the realm of possibility to think Texas, arguably the most powerful athletic program in the country, would have the ability to throw that much cash at college football's best coach.
Via Eye on College Football