Nick Saban ranks atop hot list

Nick Saban – There’s nothing bigger in SEC football than winning a national championship at Alabama, which explains why a Saban statue will be unveiled at Bryant-Denny Stadium before the 2010 season.

Another national title could be followed by stadium expansion, and I don’t mean more seats. How would “Bryant-Denny-Saban Stadium” sound?

Jimmy Sexton – College football’s super agent also has benefitted from the conference’s good fortune. But it’s not exactly a “trickle-down effect.” It’s more like Niagara Falls.

Saban is a client. So is South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. And Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt. And first-year Tennessee coach Derek Dooley.