Nick Saban signs massive extension with Alabama
Alabama head coach Nick Saban is once again the highest paid coach in college football. The seven-time national champion signed a new deal that is reportedly worth $93.6 million over the next eight years (through 2029).
“Our family is very happy to agree to a contract extension with The University of Alabama,” Saban said in a statement. “Terry and I are very appreciative of the unmatched commitment the University has shown to this football program and our family over the last 15-plus years. This is our home, and we look forward to finishing our career at Alabama. I’ve said this before, but the most fulfilling part of our job is seeing the players that represent our program grow and develop, not only in football, but more importantly in what they have been able to accomplish in their lives because of their involvement in our program. We want to thank the Board of Trustees, chancellor [Finis] St. John, president [Stuart] Bell, athletic director Greg Byrne, our athletics administration, the football staff and the whole University community for their support.”
Saban surpasses his former assistant, Georgia’s Kirby Smart, as the coach with the top salary is 2022 ($10.7M). The Tide open the season next Saturday, 9/3, hosting Utah State in Tuscaloosa.
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