Nick Saban http://apr.org en Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now http://apr.org/post/saban-wants-mercedes-dealership-plans-hold-now <p>Nick Saban confirms he and a partner are working to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership in the Birmingham area.&nbsp; Al.com <a href="http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/02/it_wont_be_nick_saban_mercedes.html#incart_river" target="_blank">reports</a> the Alabama football coach said a statement Monday he's "honored to join the Mercedes family" and "extremely excited" about the business venture planned for Irondale.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:57:34 +0000 Associated Press 47003 at http://apr.org Saban Wants Mercedes Dealership; Plans on Hold for Now Obama Congratulates Coach Saban On Championship http://apr.org/post/obama-congratulates-coach-saban-championship <P>President Barack Obama is congratulating University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban on another BCS championship, joking that "he and the Crimson Tide are beginning to make this a habit."</P> <P>Alabama won its third championship during Obama's presidency on Monday night, defeating Notre Dame 42-14 in Miami.</P> <P>Obama called Saban on Thursday afternoon and noted that it was the third time he'd made the congratulatory call to the coach.</P> <P>The White House says Obama commended Saban "on the incredible organization he has built" and said he looks forward to congratulating the t Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:03:24 +0000 The Associated Press 23116 at http://apr.org Obama Congratulates Coach Saban On Championship Pay Package For New UA President Worth Up To $652K http://apr.org/post/pay-package-new-ua-president-worth-652k <p>The new president of the University of Alabama is receiving a salary and benefits package worth as much as $652,000 annually. Guy Bailey began work last week as president of the campus in Tuscaloosa. Responding to an open records request by The Associated Press, the university says Bailey's annual salary will be $535,000. Alabama native will be eligible to receive a performance incentive of $105,000 a year based on meeting certain goals. But those benchmarks have yet to be established. Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:40:37 +0000 The Associated Press 17578 at http://apr.org Pay Package For New UA President Worth Up To $652K