Nick Saban's future is paid-in-full at Alabama

Tue, Mar 27
Nick Saban
AP Photo/Dave MartinNick Saban and his bank account have come a long way since losing to Louisiana-Monroe in 2007.

To help keep Nick Saban happy, Alabama gave its money tree a good, hard shake.

The new contract runs through Jan. 31, 2020. By which time we predict:

• Alabama will have won two more BCS titles.

• The Crimson Tide will have won two national championships in the playoff format that supplants the BCS.

• The Southeastern Conference will have 20 teams -- at least 12 of which are coached by former Saban assistants.

• There will be more Saban statues on campus than there are trees in Tuscaloosa.

• The Lorax will be the official mascot of the Iron Bowl.