Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Idiot Coaching Hire

The University of Alabama hired Lou Saban today to be its head coach. The deal is reported to be $4 million per year over 8 years.

It's not the size of the deal that is troubling -- most of the money comes from outside the university. It's the person Bama hired. Saban has three years left on his present contract with the pro football Miami Dolphins. He's not planning to honor that commitment. In addition, he spent the last couple weeks denying that he was going to take the Alabama job. Interestingly enough, he made similar denials when he was at Toledo, Michigan State and Louisiana State before taking another job.

So, Alabama has hired someone who is neither honest nor inclined to follow through on commitments. Quite a role model, I'd say.

I hope that future high school football players being recruited by Saban keep that in mind when deciding whether to go to Alabama.


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