" There is nobody taking profits from what we make at Alabama or any of these schools here and putting it in their pockets..is not a business...is a revenue producing .....that is all reinvested in the university and athletic department ......nobody is making money......we get paid salaries...."
That was a quote from Alabama's coach Nick Saban given in the ESPN program Outside the Lines.
The program put together a panel of coaches, media personalities and college administrators to discuss a college "pay to play" scenario.
My dear friends, I'm not the sharpest tool in the box but even I understand the quote "......nobody is making money......we get paid salaries" is one of the silliest quote of the year, sorry Alabama, Mr. Saban needs to understand that he is making a profit from the school, so are his assistant coaches, they are all getting paid by the school.
If Mr. Saban's position is that a student athletes should not make any money because the school is not making a profit from them, well sir, just take a look at your paycheck.
Can we agree on that ?
Here is Mr. Saban's- non profit contract:
Per terms of the original deal, Saban salary is set to increase each year during the next four years. He made $3,750,000 during the 2008 season, with incentives pushing the total past $4 million. He is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this season, $4.1 million in 2010, $4.15 million the following year and $4.2 million in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Lordy, Lordy we can't make this stuff up folks...profit indeed.
As always this is just a fans opinion and from what I understand everybody as one and I thank God for that.