When no really doesn't mean no
According to a report in The Palm Beach Post, Alabama is set to offer Saban a financial package worth anywhere from $40-50 million and a $5 million signing bonus. The report says the length of the deal has not been determined.
Saban has repeatedly, emphatically rejected the Tide on at least two or three occasions this month -- sorry I've lost count of the exact number.
As for Alabama, enough is enough. How many times do you have to be told no before you look elsewhere?
Rich Rodriguez has turned you down once. Why not go back to him? Or why not listen to CBS Sports' Tim Brando, a Times contributor, and just stick with Joe Kines for a few seasons.