Saban keeps options open

Updated: January 7, 2004, 1:57 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Co-national champion LSU has a new contract for coach Nick Saban, but he's in no rush to sign it.

LSU's offer guarantees Saban, who is expected to receive offers from several of the seven NFL teams that have head coach openings, would be the highest paid college coach at $2.5 million a year. Saban, however, told The Associated Press that the contract isn't to his liking yet.

"I'm not complaining, but supposedly there's some other proposal," Saban said. "We'll look ...

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