The Alabama board of trustees compensation committee approved Nick Saban’s new contract today.
Saban’s new deal was extended from 2020 to January 31, 2022. Saban will be paid $6.5 million per year with a $400,000 completion bonus, and as expected, Alabama upped the ante. Even at $6.5 million, Saban is underpaid.
“We are honored by the commitment the University of Alabama has made to us with this new contract.” Saban said in a statement. “It is certainly a mutual agreement in terms of our commitment to the University of Alabama. We will continue to work hard to keep our football program among the nation’s elite. My passion has always been to develop young men to their full potential as student-athletes. We’ve had great success in that area at Alabama and I’m appreciative of all the support and the resources we receive from the administration in order to make that happen.”
You can view Saban’s entire contract here.
Here’s a look at how that compares to the rest of the SEC football coaches’ salaries:
|Nick Saban||Alabama||$6.9 million|
|Kevin Sumlin||Texas A&M||$5 million|
|Les Miles||LSU||$4.3 million|
|Steve Spurrier||South Carolina||$4.0 million|
|Gus Malzahn||Auburn||$3.85 million|
|Bret Bielema||Arkansas||$3.2 million|
|Mark Richt||Georgia||$3.2 million|
|Gary Pinkel||Missouri||$3.1 million|
|Hugh Freeze||Ole Miss||$3.0 million|
|Will Muschamp||Florida||$3.0 million|
|Butch Jones||Tennessee||$3.0 million|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State||$2.65 million|
|Mark Stoops||Kentucky||$2.2 million|
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