it's a major award
Per ESPN, the non-profit Crimson Tide Foundation paid the balance owed on Saban's home which is worth $3.1 million, in January 2013. Doesn't say exactly how much was owed that was paid. But that's a NON-profit foundation. That's a coach making $7 million per year.
The story says the foundation's mission "is to work with the UA athletic department 'by raising private funds and providing necessary resources to achieve success.' Those funds are distributed for everything from scholarships to coaching saaries to athletic-related construction projects."
I can only imagine how many Bag Men are members of this "foundation".
Anyone still think the players aren't being compensated?
Anyone still think the players shouldn't be compensated when the coach is getting these perks?
Because they can do this
Of course this was after the Alabama/Ole Miss game. Don't see that too often but at least it was not a coach hitting a player I suppose.
Edit: The embed is not working it appears. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxF1x33S0oE
Its an article form USA today (so its easy to read)
You can't escape the 'spread' offense in today's game. Its everywhere
Not trying to knock our OC and our coach, but its really hard to be a staunch supporter of 1 ideology. (insert your lebowski nihilist jokes here) unless your ideology is move the football
basically Kiffin is adapting to his players:
The Crimson Tide's offensive transition shouldn't surprise on another level. Blake Sims is a dual-threat quarterback, a sharp departure from the pro-style passers Alabama has had since Saban's arrival. Jacob Coker, the Florida State transfer who competed with Sims for the starting job, is also more mobile than previous Alabama quarterbacks.
To accentuate Sims' abilities, the Tide is running the zone read and rolling the pocket, among other things.
Tornados hit Tuscaloosa again last night. They were not in the middle of the city like they were three years and a day before but did hit the surrounding area. There is one confirmed student death.
John Servati, 21, was killed when a retaining wall collapsed inside his home on 22nd Avenue Monday evening.
Servati, a junior, was a student-athlete at the University of Alabama and is listed on the athletic department’s website as a member of the swimming and diving team.
Naturally this is just so that everyone knows.
Another thunderstorm front should hit the area at 4 this after noon with a third in a couple of days.
Final exams are continuing today although they did cancel the ones last night at 7 pm and later.
Graduation is this Friday and Saturday. I live here so I can update if anyone cares to know about changes.
I hope everyone's family is safe.
A similar thread related to this topic was deleted before, but this news is starting to circulate in national media outlets now. Retweeted by 247Sports' Steve Lorenz:
University of Alabama running back Dee Hart, 21, was arrested Sunday by the Tuscaloosa County Sherrif's Office and charged with giving false information and possession of marijuana.
Hart was booked into the jail at 9:20 p.m. on Sunday and released on a $1,300 bond at 10:33 p.m. Both charges are misdemeanors.
A sophomore in 2013, Hart compiled 78 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. For his career he has 166 yards on 43 carries.
I wonder if this is exactly what Saban wants. He needs to cut down the roster, after all.
UPDATE: Apparently Dee Hart hasn't been on the team since the January bowl loss to Oklahoma. (LINK)
2nd UPDATE: And Dee was using counterfeit money, too?!? (LINK)