Hi all, Our Bama coach, Nick Saban, just extended his contract for 2 more years. He makes more in one year than I'll make in my life! (I have a M.S. in aerospace structural dynamics and have worked hard for 30 yr in my profession.) The question is: How much does the coach contribute to the winning team? How much is due to the player's natural ability? Do players come to Bama because of the coach or the reputation of the football program? Does the coach earn the salary he gets?