Terms of the contract offer were not made available, but multiple sources familiar with the situation said it is in the neighborhood of the most lucrative in the Southeastern Conference. Auburn's Tommy Tuberville is the highest paid coach in the SEC with an annual salary of $2.2 million. That is double the $1.1 million Rodriguez currently makes per season.
So now we wait again. In my sickly state, I doubt I will post any more about this until an announcement is made one way or the other. The thing about sources is sometimes you get the real deal, and sometimes you get Johnny the Snitch. I'm just saying....
Frank Drebin trusts him, but can you?
Update 2: I have a piece up on the Fanhouse that has Rod going to Alabama tomorrow for a press conference. No verification, though. ht: Newspaper Hack
Brrr! It's gonna be freezing!
Arctic air will chill Alabama for the next 24 to 48 hours as strong winds today carry bitter cold across the state. The lows for Birmingham are forecast to be 18 and 17 on Friday and Saturday mornings, said Ken Lorek, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Calera.
The Weather Service has issued a hard freeze warning — a step normally only taken when the low is forecast to be 15 or less — as different areas of the metro region may see different lows. “It’s a regular Arctic blast, bringing the lowest readings of the early winter season,” Lorek said.
The Weather Service warned people to take special care with portable heaters, because of the danger of fires or poisonous fumes. A low of 18 on Friday would be the second-lowest for Dec. 8 seen in Birmingham in 111 years. The record low is 16 on Nov. 8, 1917. A low of 17 on Saturday would tie for the third coldest temperature on that date in 111 years.