Although University of Georgia head coach Kirby Smart got the best of Nick Saban in January, the legendary University of Alabama head coach again has bragging rights over his former defensive coordinator.
According to AP, the University of Alabama System trustees compensation committee on Tuesday approved a one-year extension for Saban, running through February 28, 2030. The new eight-year contract is worth at least $93.6 million, which comes out to $11.7 million annually.
Saban will earn a base salary of $305,000 per year with a $9.59 million contract fee in 2022 that will increase up to $12.395 million upon the final year of his contract.
The deal tops Smart's $11.25 million yearly average.
Smart agreed to a 10-year contract worth more than $112.5 million in July after beating the 70-year-old Saban in the college football national championship in Indianapolis.
Saban, who will be 78 when his new deal expires, holds a 178-25 record as Bama's head coach, with six national championships. He has won more national championships than any other college football coach in history.
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