Crimson Tide Brings in a Dolphin

While I was one of those disappointed when the University of Alabama athletics shmoes fired Mike Shula – and while I continue to think that Mal Moore should be the next one shown to the door (something about “the buck stops here” and “the consonance of his name is annoying”) – this sounds good to me:

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban landed to chants of “Roll Tide,” then stepped off the airplane and made the long trek across the tarmac to greet throngs of screaming Alabama fans.

That feverish reception Wednesday kicked off a “new era” for the Crimson Tide under a coach they’re hoping will finally restore the program to championship heights.

Alabama lured Saban from the Miami Dolphins back to the Southeastern Conference with a deal reportedly worth at least $30 million over eight years, the most lucrative in college football.

To Saban’s credit, he only has to lose to Auburn the first two to three years and they’ll buy him out for the full amount. We should all get such dream jobs.

Hell, I’ll put the offer out right now: I’ll coach the Crimson Tide for a mere $250,000 a year. What do you have to lose, other than the majority of your games?

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