Nick Saban’s contract extension, raise approved

NCAA Football: Alabama-Spring Game

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.

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“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:

Head Coach School Salary
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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  • I really think Mullen is underpaid for what he has done at State, he’s winning more games than what is traditionally the case in a time when the SEC especially the west has been more dominant than in any other time in history. He should be at the 3 million mark. It’s not a huge gap from where he is now but still.

    • He has been given a raise to just a tad over 3 mil. It may not have been approved by the state or whoever does the approving but the numbers have been agreed upon.

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