Texas Longhorns boosters really wanted Nick Saban as football coach. Like $100 million worth. In his upcoming book My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football, SEC insider Finebaum says he was told Longhorns boosters were willing to play between $12 million and $15 million in a signing bonus as part of a $100 million package to get Saban. "I didn't have any conversations with them," said Saban, who signed a new deal with Alabama worth $6.9 million annually. "Nobody offered me anything. So I guess if I didn't have any conversations with them, I didn't have very much interest."
Antonya English, Times staff writer