This past week the college football world was abuzz with the new contract that was given to arguably the best coach in the game, Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban. Now, Saban will make $6.9 million annually and that got everyone talking as some argues that Alabama got a bargain, while others were a bit angry at the fact that they now believe that Saban is a bit overpaid.
Recently, one of Saban’s biggest rivals, and the man that handed him his last loss in this past January’s Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma Sooners head coach Bob Stoops weighed in with his opinion on the matter, and he seems to believe that Saban’s deal is just fine.
“I don’t know,” Stoops was quoted as saying by The Tulsa World. “When you compare it to what maybe they bring in, probably not. Compare it to what they were bringing in before he got there and before the program’s doing what it is now. I don’t know. Business is business. I don’t think anybody pays something that they’re not able to afford, or that doesn’t put them in a positive position. That’s in all businesses.”
Of course, despite any philosophical differences that the two may have, you would expect Stoops to agree with the deal given the fact that he himself isn’t exactly poor. Last season the Sooners’ head man made $4.7 million, good enough to be recognized as the fifth-highest paid coach in the country.