Even by the win-at-all-costs, marketplace-gone-wild salaries of today’s athletic arena, it seemed skewed.
Nick Saban was recently hired as the head football coach at the University of Alabama. Saban, who had been coaching the NFL Miami Dolphins, signed an eight-year deal worth $32 million guaranteed plus annual bonuses worth more than $700,000. One can only wonder what he would have commanded had he had a winning record with the Dolphins. In two years he was a disappointing 15-17.
One also can only wonder what the ripple effect will be on other college campuses, including the one in Gainesville.