Posted April 16, 2013 on AP on Fox
Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart is receiving a hefty raise while boss Nick Saban's salary is staying put. University trustees on Tuesday approved a three-year deal that would be worth $3.85 million for Smart. Saban's terms and salary remained the same except for performance bonuses changed to reflect a four-team playoff that will start in two seasons. Saban will make $200,000 if Alabama makes it to the semifinals, $300,000 for a berth in the championship game and $400,000 for a title. He has led the Tide to three of the last four national titles. Saban received a deal in March 2012 worth nearly $45 million over eight years, running through January 2020. Smart received a raise last year to $950,000 and interviewed for the head coaching position at Auburn. He will make $1.15 million next season and $1.35 million each of the following two years. Smart, whose defense has annually been among the nation's best, would owe the university $72,000 if he left for a j...
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