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.