Earlier this year, Alabama’s Nick Saban didn’t just lose the national championship. He also lost his seat as the highest-paid coach in college sports.
But on Tuesday, the University of Alabama’s Board of Trustees reinstalled him on the throne.
The board approved a one-year extension and raise on his contract that will run until 2030, paying out more than $90 million in total.
- The contract includes a $305,000 base salary, as well as hefty “talent fees” and bonuses that bring Saban’s annual compensation above $10 million.
- Saban will make $10.7 million in his first year, and $12.7 in his last.
Saban has already racked up a total of nine figures while coaching the Crimson Tide, as AL.com calculated. His new contract, if paid in full, will bring his complete earnings to around $200 million.
He now makes more than Georgia’s Kirby Smart, who had the largest salary for only a matter of months after his contract was raised following his College Football Playoff victory.