Alabama signs Nick Saban to three-year extension
Alabama football head coach Nick Saban. Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama signs Nick Saban to three-year extension through 2028 season

The legend of Nick Saban will continue for at least the next seven years. 

The Alabama Crimson Tide announced Monday that Saban has been signed to a three-year extension, tying him to the program through the 2028 season. 

"Coach Saban is the best college football coach in the nation, and one of the greatest coaches of all time in any sport, and we are extremely fortunate that he has agreed to another contract extension at Alabama," said athletic director Greg Byrne.

Saban is coming off his record-setting sixth national championship (seventh overall) in 14 seasons at Alabama. The Crimson Tide haven't gone more than two years without winning the NCAA title since he arrived. 

The 69-year-old has turned Alabama into one of college football's best programs. The Crimson Tide have not lost more than two games in a season since 2010 and recorded perfect seasons in 2009 and 2020. 

Saban will turn 70 in October and will be 77 when his new deal expires in 2028. 

Alabama currently has the best odds to repeat as NCAA champions in 2021 at +260, according to

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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