Huge Contract News from LSU reported in Miami

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  1. uscpuke

    uscpuke Founding Member

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    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/10486648.htm?1c

    Supposedly we are going to offer 4 mil/yr. Got It?

    Edit: Here is the article

    Nick Saban's decision over whether to stay at LSU or become the sixth coach in the Dolphins history became more complicated when LSU upped the ante on what is already the highest paying contract in the college ranks.

    According to sources, LSU is offering to raise Saban's contract to nearly $4 million a year. Currently, Saban makes $2.3 million in base pay and will receive approximately $400,000 in incentives for the team making a postseason bowl game.

    Saban's base salary increases by $100,000 per year through the 2010 season, when it tops out at $3 million.

    On Wednesday, President William Jenkins indicated there was a limit to how much the school would spend. On Thursday, LSU athletics director Skip Bertman denied that the school was upping Saban's deal, which was renegotiated after the 2003 season.

    However, a source close to the school's board of supervisors indicated that the board had given Jenkins authority to renegotiate Saban's deal.
     
  2. friday

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    uspuke

    can you copy and paste the article to avoid registering from that site? thanks.

    btw - I thought that we couldn't offer saban anything more? maybe, it's TAF funds or something.
     
  3. Rex

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    No way.
     
  4. MarcusQuinn

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    Maybe this is bait for a new coach.

    Any chance LSU knows Saban is packed for Miami and is making a ridiculous offer to get the attention of other coaches out there? If Saban calls their bluff, it is a win. If he leaves, it shows any high-profile coach how much support he can expect from this administration. Also a win. Thoughts?

    :confused:
     
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  6. BubbleBooty

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    Here is the article...

    LSU ups ante in hopes of retaining Nick Saban

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    Nick Saban's decision over whether to stay at LSU or become the sixth coach in the Dolphins history became more complicated when LSU upped the ante on what is already the highest paying contract in the college ranks.

    According to sources, LSU is offering to raise Saban's contract to nearly $4 million a year. Currently, Saban makes $2.3 million in base pay and will receive approximately $400,000 in incentives for the team making a postseason bowl game.

    Saban's base salary increases by $100,000 per year through the 2010 season, when it tops out at $3 million.

    On Wednesday, President William Jenkins indicated there was a limit to how much the school would spend. On Thursday, LSU athletics director Skip Bertman denied that the school was upping Saban's deal, which was renegotiated after the 2003 season.

    However, a source close to the school's board of supervisors indicated that the board had given Jenkins authority to renegotiate Saban's deal.Got It?
     
  7. lctiger

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    Ramah and the trolling for dough story coming full circle.
     
  8. G_MAN113

    G_MAN113 Founding Member

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    For once, I'm 100% with you on this one, Rex. Where does it all end? What's
    he going to want next year to keep from bolting to the 49ers?

    I'm getting a bit sick of all of this. The man needs to either stay and get on with his job or leave. Either way, he's NOT practicing what he preaches to his players, i.e., to "move on".
     
  9. CParso

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    Probably made up like a lot of the other rumors. This is the biggest news of the season and people are looking for whatever information they can find.... Can't find anymore? Somebody will make some up...
     
  10. BubbleBooty

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    I don't know... it seems like alot of money, and out of control, but who wants to go back to the Archer, Hallman, Dinardo days? If he gets that much, I hope we get a damn buyout clause... Got It?
     

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