The new cost of attendance stipends allow universities to provide student athletes with some extra cash during the semester. The stipends will vary in amount on a school-by-school basis.
With different amounts at different universities, the cost of attendance stipends are going to be a valuable recruiting tool.
The Alabama Crimson Tide will be taking advantage of that.
While Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide don’t need any help in the recruiting department, it appears that they will receive a nice little boost with their stipend which will be one of the highest in the nation.
According to a CBS Sports report, Alabama’s stipend will be “$5,386 for out-of-state players and $4,172 for in-state players.”
Alabama’s figure would rank them third in the SEC, behind Tennessee ($5,666) and Auburn ($5,586).
There is still some time for everyone to see just how big of an impact the stipends will have in the recruiting game, but we don’t think Saban and his staff have to worry one bit.
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