The mainstream media is having their say and so is the blogosphere. Most folks seem to think Alabama has made an incredibly huge mistake and one person even likened it to dealing with the devil.
I look forward to writing my own thoughts on the situation once I've settled into my new place in Tuscaloosa. In the meantime, here's a collection of snippets from around the blogosphere about Alabama hiring Nick Saban (thanks to Corn Nation for some of these links):
IN THE BLEACHERS:
When Saban leaves in two years after 16 wins and a Peach Bowl, maybe [Alabama] will understand that the problem lies from within.
But seriously, is a school really committing more than $30 million to a football coach? What if Saban can't turn the program around? What if he struggles in his first three seasons? Will Alabama fire him and eat the rest of his contract before hiring another high-profile coach? When does the spending stop?
It's funny that the same fans, who to this day can't stand Dennis Franchione because he left Alabama after saying he was staying, are now making excuses for Saban. This once proud football program continues to spiral out of control. Today just makes it worse.
GEORGIA SPORTS BLOG
At the end of the day, Bama made the best hire that they could make to put them back on track. And as a Georgia fan, I'm eager to see Tennessee and Auburn pick up more losses each year. Especially to a program that we only play 2 out of every 5 years.
FROM THE BLEACHERS:
THE JOE CRIBBS CARWASH: