Alabama football coach Nick Saban is getting a big raise. Saban will become the highest paid college football coach in the country after the University of Alabama Board of Trustee's approved a $550,000 dollar raise. He will now make just over $5.3 million a year.
Saban's contract was also extended two more years and he is signed through 2019. If Saban stays the entire length of his contract, he will make just under 45 million dollars.
Several other coaches received raises including defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. After a $100,000 raise, Smart's annual salary is now $950,000 a year.
On Monday, The University of Alabama landed at No. 1 on the Associated Press preseason Top 25, and on Tuesday they had 5 players selected to AP's preseason All-American team.More >>