Alabama Extends Head Coach Nick Saban's Contract Through the 2028 Football Season

By Kevin Harrish on June 7, 2021 at 2:19 pm
Nick Saban gets extended.
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It looks like Alabama wants to keep Nick Saban around for a while longer as the school announced a contract extension through the 2028 football season for the legendary head coach on Monday.

Should Saban remain with the Crimson Tide through the 2028 season, he would still be at Alabama for the team's home-and-home series with Ohio State in the 2027 and 2028 seasons. At the end of this extension, Saban would be 77 years old.

Entering his 15th season with the Crimson Tide, Saban has led his Alabama teams to six national championships over the last 12 years. Saban has a 127-12 record at Alabama for a winning percentage of .914. Those 127 wins over the past decade are the most for any FBS team during a 10-year span in the AP Poll era.

"Coach Saban is the best college football coach in the nation, and one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport, and we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to another contract extension at Alabama," Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. "From the success of his teams on the field, to the accolades off the field and the accomplishments in the classroom, we could not be prouder of this program and what Coach Saban has done to create a championship culture in all aspects."

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