Nick Saban has won a lot of games at Alabama (74, to be exact) since he arrived at the SEC school in 2007.
He’s been among college football’s best paid coaches in that time, too. His first contract after arriving from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins was an eye-catching eight-year, $32 million deal that now just sounds insulting.
Saban, 62, was going to make $5.5 million for the upcoming season under a deal he signed two years ago that had been set to run through Jan. 31, 2020.
On Tuesday, the University of Alabama System board of trustees, unanimously approved a pay package that will reward Saban with $6.9 million dollars over the next eight seasons (that is, until he gets another extension).
Sources: Figures gathered from reports and USA Today database on coaches pay.
Winning three national championships in four seasons does have its benefits.