#sports activities Nick Saban is college football’s highest-paid coach AGAIN as Alabama approves his $93m extension
Nick Saban is college football’s highest-paid coach AGAIN as Alabama approves his eight-year, $93m extension… and his new $11.7m wage eclipses rival and ex-assistant Kirby Smart’s $11.2m annual pay at Georgia
Following one excruciatingly lengthy month as the Southeastern Conference’s second highest-paid soccer coach, Alabama’s Nick Saban is lastly again on prime, because of a brand new eight-year, $93 million contract extension.
The 70-year-old Saban is as soon as once more college football’s highest-paid coach with a mean annual wage of $11.7 million. Saban was beforehand incomes a mean annual wage of $9.7 million.
The college’s board of trustees permitted the one-year extension on Tuesday — a couple of month after Saban’s former assistant, Kirby Smart, inked a brand new take care of the defending champion Georgia Bulldogs that pays him a mean of $11.2 million over the following 10 seasons.
Smarts Bulldogs beat Saban’s Crimson Tide twice within the 2020 season’s last three weeks to safe Georgia’s first nationwide title since 1980, when current-day senatorial candidate Herschel Walker was nonetheless enjoying for the college.
Besides Saban and Smart’s offers, college football’s different top-paid coaches embrace LSU’s Brian Kelly (10 years, $95 million), Michigan State’s Mel Tucker (10 years, $95 million), Clemson’s Dabo Swinney (10 years, $93 million), Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher (10 years, $90 million) and Penn State’s James Franklin (10 years, $85 million).
Under Saban, who beforehand received a nationwide title at LSU, the Tide have completed with the No. 1 rating six instances and have by no means completed exterior the AP’s Top 10.
The son of journeyman coach Lou Saban, Nick Saban is now getting into his sixteenth season, having compiled a document of 183-25 over his time in Tuscaloosa.
The Tide have performed in six of the final seven nationwide championship video games, going 3-3.
Alabama heads into the season with the No. 1 rating in each the AP and coaches’ polls.