Hot damn, check this out from Forbes. Finally, somebody has some common sense relative to the value I'm creating for the University of Alabama brand. Dude, I may well be the brand. This is not a cost equation for the University,
it's a freakin money generation machine coming from me, myself, and I. The University's football program had $32m in profit last year (even after paying me). I'm not just a coach. I'm the CEO.
Let's think back.. 92,000 show up for practice last year. 72,000 show up this year. Neutral site games in Jacksonville and Atlanta. The greatest recruiting class in the history of sport. Don't get me wrong, I loved the circus clowns that ran the 'Bama football program the decade before me, but they didn't exactly leave the cupboard full on any level. Hell, I haven't even been here two years yet, and my claim to greatness here is unquestionable. Bryant Denny Saban Stadium. I like it.
One of my favorite quotes in the article is some crap about how I was given control of everything. Yeah, right. If Mal wanted me to step foot on campus and save his ass from getting shitcanned, I told him he'd have to give me the keys. To everything. Then I said I want $32m. And he did. Then I said I would think about it. Should have seen the dude sweat.
Cajun Potty Mouth and Jester "I have a new offensive genius" Tuberville must truly be scratching their gazongas this morning. The 'Bama juggernaut is already headed towards championships, and we get free press in Forbes. Not just in Forbes, but the damn cover. Wonder how much that ad would have cost us?