Speaking of coaches staying put, don't bet on Nick Saban departing LSU yet, even if he is courted by several NFL franchises, as is anticipated. As noted in this space last week, two of the teams that figure to have Saban on their shorts lists, the New York Giants and Chicago Bears, are conservative organizations that might not see fit to offer the level of compensation the LSU coach desires. Sources close to Saban told ESPN.com this week that the coach has a new and upgraded contract offer from LSU officials on his desk already. The two sides have been discussing a new deal since around October. Saban has a tremendous team that still might worm its way into the national championship game this season. He is assembling another superb recruiting class. His offensive coordinator, Jimbo Fisher, last week turned down the chance to interview for the Mississippi State head coaching post that then went to Sylvester Croom. In short, things are pretty good down in Baton Rouge, and it's going to take a whopper of a deal financially (or an NCAA posse) for an NFL franchise to get Saban to leave.