Alabama head coach Nick Saban is synonymous with the idea of dominance. Since coming to Tuscaloosa after a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins, no program in college football has even come close to being as dominant as the Tide.
Naturally, Saban is handsomely compensated for his impressive turnaround of Bama football. And this year, he set a record as the highest-paid college coach of all time.
Nick Saban makes history with his 2018 salary https://t.co/eQkGXVbcRV— Gracen Miller (@GracenMiller) December 31, 2018
His victory over Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff semifinal earned him a $200,000 bonus, which put Saban over $9 million in compensation for this year. He made $11 million in 2017, but that included a bonus for signing a contract extension that was worth $4 million.
That'll buy you a couple houses at Boca Grande on good ol' Gasparilla Island, that's for sure.
Saban's decade plus of excellence has certainly given Alabama football millions in revenue from home state fans, students and alumnus. Six national championships will give you quite the leg up on competition when it comes to recruiting new athletes.
And tonight, the head coach has the chance to make even more history. Alabama is set to take on Clemson in what could be national championship No. 7 for their fearless leader. He's currently tied with fellow Bama legend Bear Bryant for most national championships all-time, but winning one more would be the cherry on top of an already decorated career, likely cementing his status as the best ever to