Bama extends Saban’s deal through ’28 season

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Nick Saban, who has led Alabama’s football program to six national championships, has been rewarded with a contract extension that will take him through the Crimson Tide’s 2028 season.

Saban is set to make $8.425 million this coming season, and his new deal will include annual increases in salary in addition to completion bonuses, taking his average annual salary to the $10 million range over the life of the contract, sources told ESPN.

Saban, entering his 15th season at Alabama, has won three of the past six national titles. He also won a national title at LSU in 2003. His total of seven national titles is the most in college football history. Saban has won 11 or more games in each of the past 10 seasons and has a record of 170-23 with the Crimson Tide.

In a statement, the 69-year-old coach said he and his wife, Terry, “are pleased and happy to sign another contract extension that will keep us in Tuscaloosa through the end of our career.”

“Our family calls Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama home, it’s a place where our roots now run deep. This agreement gives us the chance to continue to impact the lives of the young men and their families who choose to play football and get an education at Alabama,” he said.

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