“When we sign a contract to play a game, we’ll announce it,” Saban said at his regular news conference today. “That’s up to our administration. Whenever that happens, I think that’s up to them, it’s not up to me. We’re still looking for a game next year. I will confirm that.”
The Post is reporting the framework is there for the two games in Tuscaloosa, and Colorado State will receive more than $1 million a game. Alabama’s schedule next year includes eight conference games, a contest against Virginia Tech in Atlanta and home games against Georgia State and Chattanooga. Colorado State would fill the 12th and final spot on the slate.
Colorado State is coached by Jim McElwain, who was Saban’s offensive coordinator at Alabama during 2008-11.
“The rumor that’s out there about Alabama is just that right now, it’s a rumor,” Colorado State athletics director Jack Graham told the Post.