Three Reasons Nick Saban will Retire with Alabama Football

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Three reasons why head coach Nick Saban will retire with Alabama Football

The rumor mill has been relatively quiet lately with any drama that Alabama Football head coach Nick Saban might be leaving the Tide, but it usually never fails that at some point during the offseason, his name will be mentioned for another high-profile coaching job.

Nick Saban’s name was thrown around frequently in relation to a plethora of NFL jobs several years ago as well as a few other college football programs with big histories, like Texas. It seemed we couldn’t catch a break from this drama for a while… especially when the team was trying to focus on preparation for College Football Playoff games.

However, it is not just coincidence these rumors have slowed in recent years. It seems both the NFL and college football world are accepting that Saban isn’t going anywhere.

There are three reasons why the GOAT will end his legacy with the Alabama Football team.

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For Alabama Football, there’s no shortage of money

 Reason Number One: He’s one of the highest paid coaches in College Football

In the Summer of 2018 after the historic come-from-behind National Championship win, with a risky halftime quarterback change, Nick Saban signed another eight-year deal with the Alabama Football team, securing his funds through the 2025 season.

The deal consisted of a $7.5 million dollar salary in the first year which would increase by $400,000 each year following. He was also guaranteed an $800,000 signing bonus for each season completed over the next several years. By the final year of the contract, Saban will be bringing in $10.3 million.

These numbers put Nick Saban as the second highest paid coach in all of the college football world, only edged out by Dabo Swinney at Clemson.

While many programs would be willing to fork out big money for the top-name in college football, Nick Saban certainly shouldn’t be hurting for cash to motivate leaving the Alabama Football team.