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Nick Saban's New Contract: As Crazy as Alford's Sweetheart Deal from UCLA?

Unlike Steve Alford - no one can point to Saban for being a lazy, incompetent to mediocre coach. - USA TODAY Sports

Wow:

Alabama coach Nick Saban officially has a new contract to coach the Crimson Tide that runs through the 2022 season and is worth nearly $7 million per year.

On Tuesday, the vote by the Alabama system trustees' compensation committee made Saban's new deal official after he agreed to the extension last December.

Saban will earn $6.5 million in base pay with a $400,000 completion bonus, bringing his annual compensation to $6.9 million before performance bonuses. He made $5.5 million last season.

The total value of Saban's new contract could reach $55.2 million.

Is this crazy? Maybe it is not all that crazy when UCLA makes the 36th best college basketball coach in the country0-25/top-50-coaches the highest paid coach in the conference with a $10 million buyout.

Discuss.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of BruinsNation's (BN) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of BN's editors.</em>

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