Coaching Changes Daily: Bama wants to keep Saban highest-paid
The University of Alabama wants head coach Nick Saban to remain the nation's highest-paid college football coach.
Alabama approached Nick Saban's camp before the Auburn game last month, interested in reworking his contract, a well-placed University of Alabama official with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com.
The approach was not in response to speculation about Saban's rumored interest in the Texas job, speculation that was re-ignited amid Tuesday's reports suggesting the end is near for Mack Brown in Austin. According to the source, Alabama is prepared to keep Saban as the country’s highest-paid coach.
"He's been at the top of the market and we want to keep it that way," the source said.
That might require a raise from his reported salary of $5.62 million, if Texas pursues the coach with three national titles in five seasons.
In April, the Alabama board of trustees enhanced Saban's bonus structure to accommodate next year's college football playoff. Saban makes $200,000 for reaching the semifinal, $300,000 for reaching the championship game and $400,000 for winning the title game. Saban's base pay remained relatively intact, however, a move made to help bolster the pay of assistant coaches.
Saban to Texas is the story that won't die, persisting for the past month despite several denials from Saban himself. Saban's wife, Terry, told the Wall Street Journal the family is staying in Tuscaloosa.
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