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Saban signs extension, will finish career at Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -

Nick Saban has signed a long-term contract extension with the University of Alabama.

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit first reported the news, and the school confirmed via news release at 11:00 p.m. ET Friday.

“We are very pleased to have this agreement completed,” Saban said. “Terry and our family are very happy in Tuscaloosa. It has become home to us. This agreement allows us to continue to build on the tremendous success that we have enjoyed to this point - successes that have transcended the football field. We are excited about the future and the University of Alabama is where I plan to end my coaching career.”

Details of the new contract were not immediately released; however, it is believed to be worth between $7- and $7.5 million per year.

The agreement is subject to approval by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama.

The move comes after rampant speculation that Mack Brown would step down as head coach at the University of Texas and the Longhorns would aggressively pursue Saban to replace him. Neither came to fruition, as it was also announced Friday that Brown will remain the head coach at Texas.

Jonathan Huskey

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