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The Big 12 outpaced the SEC in average salary pay per coach according to a USA Today report. The SEC still has the top paid coach, Alabama's Nick Saban, and they have eight coaches in the top 25 of the highest paid. The Big Ten has five of the top 25 salaries for coaches and the Big 12 has four. The SEC actually saw a decrease in average salary since last season, but that is partially due to new coaches hired for relatively low pay for the conference such as Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze ($1,505,500) and Arkansas coach John L. Smith ($850,000). The SEC average should rise at least some by next season since Arkansas is likely to be shelling out more money for a new coach.The popularity of college football and the money frenzy dedicated to winning has skyrocketed the pay of coaches in the FBS. According to USA Today: "Coaches' pay has even outpaced the pay of corporate executives... Between 2007 and 2011, CEO pay — including salary, stock, options, bonuses and other pay —...
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Alabama head football coach Nick Saban's press conference this week included one of those simple little questions that Saban responds with an answer several times more complex. The query this time around? Whether or Saban enjoys the Iron Bowl week lead up to the annual rivalry game against Auburn?
"I enjoy coaching, I enjoy the challenges. I enjoy working with the...
The Auburn Tigers are less than two years removed from winning the BCS Championship against the Oregon Ducks. Gene Chizik led the Tigers back to NCAA Football glory that season and, within two short years, the Auburn faithful are calling for his job. As it now turns out, they may not be the only ones upset with Auburn football.
Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the NCAA...
The hits just keep on coming for Gene Chizik and his program.
As if it wasnt enough that the 2010 BCS national champions are just 3-8 heading into this weekends Iron Bowl against No. 2 Alabama, a Yahoo! Sports report released Wednesday documented an ongoing investigation into the Auburn Tigers football program.
According to the report, NCAA investigators have combed the program...
Auburn coach Gene Chizik has declined to ''comment on speculation'' that the NCAA is investigating alleged improprieties involving the football program.
The Birmingham News reported Wednesday that NCAA investigators have interviewed at least one assistant coach and several players this week ahead of the Tigers' game against No. 2 Alabama.
The newspaper, citing...
What better way to make fun of your rival than to make a t-shirt and beg them to keep their current coach employed?
Alabama fans beg Auburn to keep Gene Chizik as coach
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QUICK HITS: On Wednesday's SEC Coaches Teleconference, Alabama coach Nick Saban explained that despite the heat that comes with the Iron Bowl rivalry, there's no bitterness between him and Auburn's Gene Chizik
Auburn coach Gene Chizik talks about the Iron Bowl this weekend, previews Alabama, and talks about why this is one of the top rivalries in sports.
Jeff Whitaker understands Auburn's situation going into the Iron Bowl. He's aware of the criticism that has been heaped on coach Gene Chizik and that the Tigers are huge underdogs going into the game with No. 2 Alabama.
The Auburn defensive tackle just doesn't need the extra motivation.
''It's Alabama-Auburn. We're not afraid because of your record or...
The NCAA is reportedly investigating Auburn in regards to possible recruiting violations. So says Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports. And before you ask, this has nothing to do with Cam Newton. Two of head football coach Gene Chizik's assistants are prominent in the investigation.
"According to multiple sources, NCAA investigators have spent weeks
looking into potential...
There isn’t a ton of drama remaining in the regular season. Assuming Alabama beats Auburn — and Nick Saban’s team is favored by over four...
This 60 Minutes special that was on tonight was quite intriguing and a must-watch. Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon, Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke and Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban were key features in this segment and provided interesting insight into the business side of college football.There is also an interesting 60 Minutes behind the scenes of Michigan football from their website.
It’s surprising to me, albeit only mildly, that no one has re-hashed the whole Shaun King-John Gruden debacle, what-with all the chatter about Gruden possibly landing a job in the college football ranks come 2013. I mean, it wasn’t all that long ago that King was pointing a not-so-nice finger at Mr. Gruden—essentially calling him a liar—and saying he wasn’t a coach...
We were all getting ready to start off our Thanksgiving weekend when Pat Forde decided to drop a pretty juicy story on us all. According to Forde's report for Yahoo! Sports, the NCAA is investigating Auburn for potential recruiting violations.
I know, you're shocked. Right?
The repost says the NCAA is focusing their investigation on a pair of Auburn assistant coaches...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama players don't even have to leave their couches to be one of the big winners in college football's national championship sweepstakes.
The second-ranked Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) has benefited the past two years from a pair of late-season upsets by other teams, proving that patience is sometimes as important as perfection...
1. Texas A&M (9-2, 5-2 SEC): Despite beating Alabama in Tuscaloosa and a No. 9 BCS ranking, the Aggies are headed to a non-BCS bowl, the Cotton, according to CBS' Jerry Palm. Last week's power ranking: 1. Next up:Missouri, Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
2. Alabama (10-1, 6-1 SEC): Just like Nick Saban forecasted, one loss won'...