Found March 29, 2012 on BeyondUSports:
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Alabama Makes Nick Saban Highest Paid Coach

Alabama has rewarded Nick Saban for his second national title in three years with a contract extension that now makes him the highest paid coach in college football. Saban received a 2-year contract extension through 2020 and a $550,000 raise per season which makes his new base salary a whopping $5.3 million. That makes him the highest paid coach over Texas’ Mack Brown by $100,000. Moreover, if Saban stays through the end of his contract and there are no further amendments, he is due to earn…wait for it…wait for it…$44,983,333.36. I seriously wish that was a typo. That’s an average of $5,622,916,67 over each of the eight years.

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Click here to read why giving Mack Brown an extension through 2020 and a hefty raise was a huge mistake by the Longhorns.

Judge at your own risk, but to give you perspective the next highest paid coaches in college football are Urban Meyer at Ohio State ($4 million) and Bob Stoops at Oklahoma ($4.1 million). Nobody else makes over the $4 million mark…yet.

Click here to see who the highest paid coaches in college football are.

While the Mack Brown extension was crazy in my view, at least he is the head coach of the most profitable college football program in the country. Contrary to popular belief, Alabama is a distance No.2, generating nearly $20 million less than the Longhorns.

Click here to see which college football programs are the most profitable in the country.

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