Friday, December 13, 2013

Nick Saban strikes new deal with Alabama

Originally reported by ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, Alabama head coach Nick Saban has agreed to a multi-year extension to remain at the University of Alabama.
Prior to Friday's contract news, Saban, who began his tenure at Alabama in 2007, had been heavily linked to the head coaching job at the University of Texas. While rumors concerning Saban's interest in the Texas job had been swirling for months, the speculation regarding Saban's future reached an all-time high earlier this week.

Per reports, Saban's new deal with Alabama, as noted in the tweet/link below, is expected to top the $7 million mark in terms of annual salary.
As for the situation in respect to Texas, current head coach Mack Brown, as of Friday night, still held his position with the Longhorns.

Courtesy of Friday’s announcement, Alabama fans can now "rest easy" after what has been an intense week of anxiety and conjecture.
The Twitter reaction from various Alabama beat writers and media outlets...

Cecil Hurt‏ @CecilHurt
Nick Saban has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with Alabama. Details upcoming on Tidesports.

Aaron Suttles‏ @AaronSuttles
I have confirmed that Nick Saban has agreed to an extension with the University of Alabama.

Andrew Gribble‏ @Andrew_Gribble
Confirming story broken by @KirkHerbstreit: Nick Saban agrees to deal that will keep him at Alabama. More coming at

SportsCenter‏ @SportsCenter
THIS JUST IN: Nick Saban agrees to multi-year contract extension to remain at Alabama. (via @KirkHerbstreit)

Alabama Athletics‏ @UA_Athletics
Nick Saban and The University of Alabama have concluded a long-term agreement to keep him as head coach of the Tide. More details to follow.

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