Yesterday, Alabama football head coach Nick Saban earned a contract extension that extends through the 2028 season. At the end of his contract, Saban will be 77 years old, but age does not matter. Saban stated why he would never stop coaching, “I don’t know what the hell I would do if I wasn’t coaching. I don’t even want to imagine it,” per Chris Low of ESPN.
Saban agreed to extend his current contract from three seasons to eight seasons. He is set to make 8.43 million dollars this upcoming season, and his new deal will increase his salary. Saban will make over 10 million dollars each season in his new contract, making him college football’s highest-paid coach.
The Alabama Athletic Department came out with a statement on extending Sabben’s contract. “Coach Saban is the best college football coach in the nation, and one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport, and we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to another contract extension at Alabama,” said Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne.
The 2021 season will be Saban’s 15th year as head coach of the Crimson Tide. He has an overall record of 170-23 as head coach of the Tide. He also has won seven SEC championships and six national championships with the Crimson Tide. Including winning last year against Trevor Lawerence and the Clemson Tigers. Alabama has the best odds to win the 2021-2022 national championship at +250 per Fanduel Sportsbooks.