9:50 am October 12, 2012, by David Markiewicz
Looking for a weekend getaway retreat? There’s one available. But it will help to have won a college football national title or three to be able to afford it.
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and his wife Terry are trying to unload their manse in Lake Burton, The Wall Street Journal reports.
And what a spread it is. With 10,000 square feet, six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, it features a wine cellar with antique gates from Barcelona,a grand room with a 24-foot vaulted ceiling, a European-style custom-built pub, a billiards room, a home office, formal and professional kitchens, staff quarters and four-car garage.
The price: $10.95 million.
They planned to use the spec house for family, but changed their minds when another lot became available, the paper reported.
The Sabans aren’t the only coaching couple with a pricey home on the market. The article mentions others who’ve left town and their swank properties, either to take a better job elsewhere, or to take any job elsewhere after they’d been run out of town.
Among them: Former Florida boss Urban Meyer, now at Ohio State; former Michigan head man Rich Rodriguez, now at Arizona; and ex-Illinois coach Ron Zook, now in TV and living in Florida.
Each left behind some pretty palatial pads when they relocated, and they’re hard to sell because of their prices.
Said Terry Saban, “If you win, you move, and if you lose, you move.”
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