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Saban, Bama agree to an extension

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Alabama Crimson Tide have agreed to a contract extension with head football coach Nick Saban. This new agreement will extend Saban’s current deal through the 2024 season.

Saban also receives a $4 million signing incentive. Also, there will be another $4 million spread out through 2020 with 10% in 2020, 10% in 2021 and 80% in 2022.

Nick Saban (Getty Images)

Nick Saban (Getty Images)

“Terry and I are pleased and happy to agree to the contract extension The University of Alabama has offered us, ensuring our time here in Tuscaloosa will continue for many more years,” Saban said. “This has become our home and we are looking forward to finishing our career at Alabama. I want to thank President Bell, Greg Byrne, our athletic administration, football staff and the entire University community for all of their support, which has been instrumental in the success of our organization.

“We are extremely proud of the young men, who have represented the Crimson Tide on the football field, and more importantly, what they have been able to accomplish in their lives off the field because of their involvement in our program.”

This coming year will be his 11th at the school and Saban’s team lost in the College Football Playoff National Championship last season to the Clemson Tigers. He has guided the team to four National Championships over the last decade.

Alabama has won the Southeastern Conference Championship the past three-years. He has coached five SEC Championship teams since arriving at the school.

His teams have won 10 or more games in nine straight seasons. The Crimson Tide have advanced to the College Football Playoffs the past three seasons.

“It is an exciting day when we can announce that the best football coach in the country has agreed to a contract extension,” Byrne said. “Before I came to Alabama, I was always impressed with Coach Saban and how he ran his program. After being here and seeing first-hand the job that he does, I’ve come away even more impressed. Coach Saban has obviously won a lot of football games and championships, but he has also done an outstanding job when it comes to academics and community service.

“I don’t think you can measure the positive impact he and Ms. Terry have made over the last decade. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

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