Aug. 1, 1997

Nick Saban Responds to Announcement of his New Financial Package

Nick Saban
Nick Saban

EAST LANSING, Mich. - "I'm truly excited about the future of Michigan State football and I like our student-athletes' chances of being successful both on the field and in the classroom.

"The University support has been tremendous, from President McPherson, and Provost Simon as well as our athletics administration. Michigan State has made a commitment to its football program. This summer, the renovation of the Duffy Daugherty Building was completed -- with a new weight room, training room and locker room. The academic support program has been restructured and next spring, a state-of-the-art academic support center opens its doors.

"We've made steady progress over the last two years but there's plenty more to accomplish. We are very happy here at Michigan State and I look forward to providing leadership for this football program for a long time to come."