By Zac Ellis
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart's name has surfaced in connection with many head-coaching openings thanks to his success with the Crimson Tide. But 'Bama is making a big push to keep $mart (that's how we're spelling his name now, right?) in Tuscaloosa for the long haul.
Jeremy Fowler of CBSSports.com is reporting that Alabama is preparing to boost Smart's salary to at least the $1 million mark.
Alabama committee expected to approve raise for Kirby Smart, likely making him a $1 M man.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) April 16, 2013
Meanwhile, Alabama is also restructuring Nick Saban's contract to feature language that reflects the upcoming college football playoff in 2014.
Saban's old bonus structure includes BCS language, so Alabama changing to accommodate new college football playoff in 2014-15 — Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerCBS) April 16, 2013