Nick Saban is our inspiration
There are many reasons why Alabama coach Nick Saban could be an inspiration. He has built a dynasty in Alabama, and needs two more victories to complete another undefeated season and win his fifth national title. Saban, however, is a brilliant businessman. Darren Rovell pointed out on Twitter than back in the mid 90s, Saban was a virtual unknown taking over a Michigan State football team who had been sanctioned by the NCAA for recruiting violations.
This Date In 1994: Michigan State hires Nick Saban, paying him $135,000 for his 1st season. He now gets paid $135,000 EVERY WEEK. pic.twitter.com/erxdRkDagw
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 3, 2016
Saban earned every bit of his $135,000 annual salary paid in East Lansing back then. His teams went 34-24-1 during the five year span he was at the helm. You compare that with now he gets paid $135,000 a week, and each victory the Tide racks up is truly sweet.
So how does his Michigan State salary equate to 2016 inflation? According to MeasuringWorth.com, it is still very low for coaching standards.
In 2015, the relative value of $135,000.00 from 1994 ranges from $201,000.00 to $333,000.00.
As Saban wraps up his 21st year in college football, his stay in Tuscaloosa has exceeded all expectations. The Alabama faithful will continue to back up the Brinks truck to the Saban estate as long as he keeps winning.