Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in NCAA football, and is still looking for a raise
While there's a chance that Texas head coach Mack Brown could be out the door quite soon and the Longhorns could target someone like Saban, the reality is that in the short term, this speculation is nothing but an attempt by Saban to get yet another pay raise from Alabama.
Saban is already the highest paid coach in the country, followed by Brown. At over $5.5 million, Saban is worth every penny due to the juggernaut that he has created in Tuscaloosa. Some have speculated that his actual worth to the university is in the tens of millions of dollars, and that's not unreasonable at all.
Saban took an Alabama program out of mediocrity and established them once again as the premier football team in the country. The Crimson Tide has churned out quality NFL players, won championships, and been the most impressive team in the nation during the Saban era.
It would be hard to fathom Alabama allowing Saban to depart, thanks to his enormous impact there. If he were to leave for Texas, he'd basically create the same type of annually dominant program that he has in Alabama. The Tide, on the other hand, would automatically get a downgrade at head coach, since there's no one better than Saban.
What do you think? Should Saban leave Alabama for Austin, Texas? Or should Alabama back up the Brinks truck and give Saban as much money as it takes to keep him around?
Via USA Today, here's a chart of the top 10 highest paid coaches in the NCAA: