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Last night during the game, ESPN showed a graphic showing Chip Kelly turning down a pro job and Saban signing an extension. Did this happen or is ESPN mistaken on this?
Yea I saw the same thing. Not sure if true or not but we can only hope.
saw it too...not trying to be negative but i think a lot of times coaches in great standing (like saban) only get them just because it looks good to recruits to know they will have theire coach there for their entire time.
its obvious saban can stay as long as he wants
I think we could make his contract a single page that reads "You can stay as long as you want and we will pay you as much as you want"
Still I would like to know details. Need to make him the highest paid coach in football college or pro.
I could b wrong but I thought he signed a contract extension until 2016 but he still doesn't have a buyout so he can leave whenever.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said he received overtures for other jobs after claiming the second national title in three years. Instead of bolting, he has received a raise and contract extension worth $5.62 million a year that he said represents his intention to finish his career in Tuscaloosa.
"From my standpoint, the acceptance of this extension represents our commitment ... to the University of Alabama for the rest of our career," Saban said. "We made that decision after the season when other people were interested."
The university's board of trustees approved a two-year extension for Saban on Monday that will run through Jan. 31, 2020. He'll receive $5.32 million in 2012 with a $50,000 raise next year and $100,000 annually after that.
Under the deal, he'll make $5.97 million in 2019.
Saban will make nearly $45 million over eight years in base salary ($245,000) and what Alabama calls "talent fees." The contract represents a $500,000 raise in talent fees plus longevity pay and the built-in raises.
Maybe I'm missing something but isn't that from last year?
Yes. I was correcting him showing it was through 2020 not 16
Give him $6.5 and piss the media off
Hell, give him 7!
The graphic referred to what happened earlier in 2012.
Christopher Walsh covers Alabama football for BamaOnline, 247Sports, and is the author of 18 books.
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