Alabama Coach Nick Saban Agrees to New 8-Year Deal

The 69-year-old coach Nick Saban, college football’s highest paid coach, has agreed to a 3-year extended contract to run through the 2029 season with Alabama. The contract includes an $800,000 “contract completion benefit” after each contract year from 2022-25.

He signed a new 8-year deal in 2018 worth at least $74.4 million, including $400,000 annual raises and three payments of $800,000 for completing contract years. That propelled him to the top as college football’s highest paid coach.

Saban was scheduled to make $9.3 million last year, which placed him again at the top, according to USA Today’s database of college football salaries.

Alabama has been ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press Poll for at least one week for 13 straight years.

Alabama has had 127 wins over the past decade, the best 10-year run by any FBS school during the AP poll era dating back to 1936.

Saban is quite happy to remain in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which he and his wife call home. “It’s a place where our roots now run deep.”

Saban has led Alabama to seven Southeastern Conference championships. He also won the 2003 BCS crown at LSU.

Financial terms of the contract remain subject to approval by the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.

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