Saban tempted, but not enough to jump

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports that in the Chicago Bears effort to land LSU head coach, Nick Saban, to fill the vacancy that has existed since the dismissal of Dick Jauron the day after the regular season ended, the Bears came up short in two significant "C" areas: Cash and control.

Updated: January 11, 2004, 3:45 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In the end, no matter what the Chicago Bears dangled in the way of financial and ancillary temptations, it might never have been enough to lure Nick Saban away from the comfort of Baton Rouge.

Then again, it appears that the Bears came up short in two significant "C" areas in their effort to land LSU's coach: cash and control.

Saban insisted at a Saturday evening news conference -- the purpose of which to announce he was remaining coach of the BCS champion Tigers -- that he merely ...

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