Saban Considering LSU Offer

From Associated Press

Michigan State Coach Nick Saban is expected to make a decision today whether to take the vacant position at Louisiana State.

Gerry DiNardo was fired as LSU coach two weeks ago after the Tigers had lost their eighth consecutive game, falling to 2-8.

John Lewandowski, Michigan State sports information director, said LSU officials contacted the school Monday for permission to talk to Saban about the job. Lewandowski said he expects Saban to make a decision today.

Michigan State player Amp Campbell told WLNS-TV in Lansing, Mich., that Saban told the team Monday night he was going home to discuss the matter with his family before making a decision.


Saban could not be reached for comment.

Michigan State (9-2) will play a Southeastern Conference team in the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 1.

LSU Chancellor Mark Emmert met with players Monday and told them a coach would be named “within 24-36 hours,” WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, La., reported.

Saban is in his fifth year at Michigan State and has a 34-24-1 record.


A Detroit News report Sunday said Saban was making $697,330 annually under his current contract. DiNardo was reportedly making close to $600,000, including broadcast contracts and endorsements.

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