The Alabama Football Cash Cow
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The University of Alabama football program is pretty darn impressive.
The Crimson Tide have reached a level of consistent excellence that demands almost constant winning.
Under the obsessive watch of Nick Saban, the Tide has in fact won more or less all the time.
The surly one recently signed a ridiculous contract extension, further agitating his SEC coaching brethren:
Business is clearly good in Tuscaloosa.
However, Saban isn't the only beneficiary of this seemingly bottomless pit of cash money.
A number of assistant coaches have been taken care of, as well, including outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi.
And how much is this dude making now?
You may want to sit down for this one.
Lupoi just received a $400,000 raise and will now be collecting $950,000 per year through 2020.
You were warned.
This position coach is actually making more money per year than newly hired AD Greg Byrne.
He's also better paid than 47 Division I head coaches.
For a little perspective, dude's actually an accomplished recruiter, but that's still a lot of coin.
He's pretty fired up about technique.
Despite the recent revolving door at the OC position that includes Lane Kiffin being held against his will at Florida Atlantic University and Steve Sarkisian fleeing after the title game, the Alabama coaching staff is remarkably stable.
Wealth and success make for a potent elixir.