Sport Nick Saban's salary & net worth: Here's how much money the Alabama coach made in 2021
Alabama LB on Cincinnati Matchup: ‘I Feel Like We’re the Underdog’
The linebacker praised the Bearcats' offensive line and quarterback before he made the proclamation. View the original article to see embedded media.Cincinnati is the first Group of 5 team to ever qualify for the College Football Playoff and it drew one of the hardest matchups in all of sports: Alabama. The undefeated Bearcats will face the Crimson Tide as significant underdogs in the Cotton Bowl. One Alabama player doesn’t see his team as a favorite, though. “I feel like we’re the underdog in this game,” Alabama linebacker Will Anderson told reporters on Monday. “All year we’ve been disrespected.
It would be hard to argue that anyone but Nick Saban is the best coach in college football.
Saban has been at the helm of the Crimson Tide's football program since 2007, and has brought the team eight SEC championships, six national championships and a collective 177-24 record since taking over as head coach.
With all that success, Saban has earned a lot of money in his coaching career, and he continues to receive among the highest paychecks of anyone in the sport.
Just how much is he making? Sporting News takes a look.
Nick Saban salary at Alabama
Prior to the start of the 2021 campaign, Saban signed an extension with Alabama to keep him in Tuscaloosa through 2028,.
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In ESPN's report, it stated Saban was set to make $9.5 million in 2021, including his $800,000 completion benefit, and that over the course of his contract, he will make an average of $10.6 million per year. In the last deal of his contract, he would make $11.5 million.
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On top of that, Saban could also continue to earn more during the season. His contract includes incentives for winning the SEC championship ($125,000) and appearing in the CFP ($400,000), both of which he has already accomplished, and he could make $600,000 for reaching the national championship or $800,000 should Alabama win the game.
, the $9.7 million earned by Saban in 2021 set him atop the college football world in terms of highest paid. Former LSU coach Ed Orgeron made the second most ($9 million) followed by Stanford's David Shaw ($8.9 million), Clemson's Dabo Swinney ($8.4 million) and former Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley at $7.6 million.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati cornerback Coby Bryant, winner of the Jim Thorpe Award that goes to the nation’s best defensive back, changed his number for the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Cotton Bowl against No. 1 Alabama on Friday. Yes, Bryant is named after the late NBA great, even with the different spelling of the first name. For the playoff game, Bryant switched from the No. 7 he had worn throughout his Cincinnati career to No. 8, one of the two numbers the basketball Hall of Fame player wore during his 20 seasons with the Los Angels Lakers.“My parents loved Kobe Bryant and my brother does too,” the Bearcats cornerback said.
A few new names could join the list in the coming years, however, ason a 10-year, $95 million contract and with the same figures to leave Notre Dame and take over for Orgeron.
Nick Saban net worth
, Saban's net worth is listed as $60 million.
That net worth accounts for earnings he has made at previous stops as a head coach — Michigan State, LSU and the Miami Dolphins.Saban made $697,330 while with the Spartans before making $1.2 million per year with LSU.
After winning a national championship in 2003 for the Tigers, he signed a seven-year extension that would pay him at least $2.3 million that would grow $100,000 per year,. However, he lasted just the 2004 season before leaving for the Dolphins. that he signed a five-year deal with Miami that paid him $5 million per season. He spent two seasons in Miami, and joined Alabama at the start of the 2007 season, signing an eight-year, $32 million contract, .
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The Alabama Crimson Tide made a statement against the Cincinnati Bearcats on the first drive of the game. Nick Saban’s players drove straight down the field for a fairly easy touchdown, and did something very rare in the process. Per ESPN’s Heather Dinich, Alabama ran the ball 10 times on that opening drive en route […] The post Alabama Did Something On Opening Drive It Hadn’t In 10 Years appeared first on The Spun.
How much has Nick Saban earned at Alabama?
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Kayvon Thibodeaux claims 'stigmatism' of Alabama education led him to choose Oregon over Crimson Tide .
Thibodeaux, one of the top draft prospects available in 2022, said the idea of an Oregon education — especially compared to one from Alabama — led him to the Ducks.When NFL commissioner calls Thibodeaux's name in late April, he will follow it with, "defensive end, Oregon." Thibodeaux ultimately chose the Ducks despite having no shortage of options or offers. That includes Alabama and Nick Saban.