I'm learning alot about character in life and always wondered what kind of pressures coaches have. I admire Nick Saban as a coach he quotes..."You have to develop a killer instinct that comes from playing to your capacity and that is where your burning desire is to be as good as you can be. You can't be indifferent in who you are playing. You can't be indifferent about the circumstances in the game. You can't be indifferent about your preparation and that is something this game is going to hopefully give our players an opportunity to learn." I love football. Quote by Paul "Bear" Bryant "It's a coaches game, if you don't have a good one at the top you don't have a cut dogs chance...you have to have the chairman of the board"
Division 1-A football is a $2 billion-a-year business, a 25% increase in the past four years, thanks to sweeter TV contracts and bigger bowl payouts. With that growth has come a corresponding increase in the importance of college coaches. Men like Alabama's Nick Saban, the University of Southern California's Pete Carroll and Notre Dame's Charlie Weis have seized their roles--as coaches, fundraisers and public relations men--and have received unprecedented compensation.
Great article on Nick Saban at forbes.com The Most Powerful Coach in SportsCollege football has long been a big business. But the money and control Alabama gave Nick Saban raised the stakes to an unprecedented level. Is he worth it?
By Monte Burke