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For the Love of Money

Now we all know that college football and money are like oil and water. Best served separately, behind closed doors, and preferably out of the way of the media. But when it comes to luring recruits to play football at Alabama, why hide the fact that by joining the school’s elite football program you will have access to contracts you wouldn’t have even imagined if you had gone to play for Azusa Pacific or Grand Valley State. After all, if 3 championships in the last 4 years and a slew of pot won’t help seal the deal, then the other leafy green surely will, right?

That’s the most recent tactic that Saban and the football administration down at Bama has taken, but oh so gracefully. Sure, they aren’t offering signing bonuses or fanciful cars, but just have a look at what they do offer: Continue reading