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Alabama opens bank to make Nick Saban the nation’s top-paid coach

Pat McMahon Contributor
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Nick Saban, who led Alabama to this past season’s national championship, is set to become the highest paid football coach at a public university at a little more than $5.3 million for the 2012 season.

Saban’s new compensation package was approved unanimously Tuesday by the compensation committee of the University of Alabama System board of trustees.

Saban’s agreement also was extended by two years, meaning he is under contract through the 2019 season. The total compensation of the deal is just under $45 million, not including potential incentive bonuses.

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