Herbstreet seems to think Saban is very happy at 'Bama. And we all know he is payed very well.
Saban makes 5.5 million per year base but he also has tons of incentive add-ons. I'm sure it ends up being nearly 9 million per year.
The highest paid in the NFL are:
Sean Payton...I think his new deal is about 8 million/yr
Bill Belichick at 7.5 million.
Jeff Fisher makes 7 million
Shanny is at 6.9
Tom Coughlin at 6.75
Carroll is in there too
the 10th highest paid makes about 5 million
But most of the other 22 head coaches make in the 2-4 range.
The point is that pay would not be the reason.
It would have to be the challenge.