According to the San Jose Mercury News, Alabama is ready to write a check for $1 million made out to San Jose State to play in Tuscaloosa in 2010. That’s a lot of dough.
The story posted on the newspaper’s Web site says SJSU backed out of a game with Stanford that would have only paid a fraction of the amount Alabama is willing to pay.
The Spartans finished sixth in the conference and finished 6-6 overall for only their second non-losing season since 2000. The program has appeared in one bowl game since 1990 — the 2006 New Mexico Bowl where it beat New Mexico 20-12.
The Crimson Tide already has non-conference dates set with Penn State and Duke for 2010.