Nick Saban signed a new contract will Alabama Tuesday to become one of the top paid coaches in all sports, with his $6.9 million deal higher than that of Super Bowl winning New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin.
Already the highest paid football coach at a university that's public, Saban will make more than Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly and legendary four-time NBA winning coach Gregg Popovich 2014, according to the Forbes.
Saban had been set to make around $5.5m million next season, but that has been increased alongside a two-year extension, meaning his deal will now run through until January 31, 2022.
This leaves Saban in a great position financially, with Alabama set to owe him marginally under $23.3 million if they terminate his contract without prior cause to the end of the contract, USA Today reports.
The rewards for Saban are clearly vast, but they come because of his outstanding record with Alabama during the last six seasons.
He has taken what was an ailing team in 2007 to three national titles in the last five seasons, and this contract is just another example of his school's appreciation for his work.
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