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VCU Rams Head Basketball Coach Anthony Grant Meets with Alabama Officials

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 19:  Anthony Grant head coach of the VCU Rams talks to the team during the game against the UCLA Bruins during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Wachovia Center on March 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Chris BrooksCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2009

Reports out of Tuscaloosa say Virginia Commonwealth University Rams head basketball coach Anthony Grant arrived this morning and has been meeting with University of Alabama officials.

He had a tour of the campus and, according to the Tuscaloosa News, Grant was shown Coleman Coliseum set up and lit up as if there were a men's basketball game tonight. He is also expected to meet with head football coach Nick Saban today.

The alleged contract offer is worth between $2.1 and $2.4 million per year to coach the Crimson Tide in the 2009-10 season.

His base salary this season at VCU was $700,000 plus incentives to make his salary around $850,000 for the '08-'09 year.

UA officials are expected to give a formal offer to Grant today and are hoping on a decision from the former assistant to Florida head coach Billy Donovan before he boards his plane back to Richmond.

Stay tuned for further details as they cross the wire.

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