Category Archives: Les Miles

JUST IN: Urban Meyer passes Nick Saban as highest-paid coach

The University of Florida has reached a deal with football coach Urban Meyer that will pay him $4 million a year. That makes him the richest coach in the SEC (for now).

Nick Saban was making $3.9 million this year, but LSU’s Les Miles’ contract calls for him to make $1,000 more per year than the second-highest paid coach.

I almost wish Meyer’s contract included a similar elevator that would cause a never-ending pay-raise contest with Miles.

To read more about Meyer’s deal, click here and here.

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Good Thursday morning update

It’s that time again to take a daily look at what is making news in the Alabama athletics universe.

  • As noted last night, LSU beat Texas for the opportunity to make a dogpile at the College World Series. A few lucky Tigers even got a shot at interviewing by Erin Andrews.
  • Speaking of my favorite sideline reporter, Andrews caught up with LSU football coach Les Miles. See what they spoke about here.
  • The adventure continues for former Alabama lineman Andre Smith. Read this story about his adventure on the back roads of the Midwest. Coming from someone who recently moved from the region, the cornfields can hypnotize you.
  • Also on the topic of the sometimes troubled Outland Trophy winner, this Bengals beat writer expects a lengthy holdout.
  • Read how summer football camp differs under Nick Saban as opposed to the days of Mike Shula here.