Saban, school working on new contract

Updated: January 10, 2004, 7:41 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Although some work remains to be done on a new contract, Nick Saban has spurned the Chicago Bears and will stay as head coach at LSU.

Saban announced that intention at a news conference Saturday evening.

"I'm very happy to be the coach here," Saban said. "We're looking forward to the challenges of making LSU a dominant program in the future."

ESPN.com has learned that the contract with LSU will be completed in the next few days. It will be for six to nine years and will be worth ...

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