It’s easy to understand why Nick Saban wants to stay at Alabama rather than give the NFL another shot.
The Crimson Tide head coach essentially is a god in the Yellowhammer State, a fact evidenced by recent news of the way his boosters treat him.
Saban reportedly had his $3.1 million home in Tuscaloosa paid off by the Crimson Tide Foundation in January 2013, according to AL.com.
That’s not all.
The foundation also takes care of property taxes for the 8,759-square-foot home Saban and his wife, Terry, purchased in 2007.
“We want to keep him happy,” Scott Phelps, an assistant secretary with the foundation, told AL.com. “We think he is the best coach in America.”
That’s certainly one way to keep a man happy. Life isn’t too bad at the moment for Saban, who currently is one of the highest-paid coaches in all of sports after signing an eight-year, $55 million extension this summer.
Apparently, he doesn’t have to pay for his luxurious home either.
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