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Nick Saban, Alabama Agree To Contract Extension Through 2025

A closeup of Nick Saban on the Alabama sideline.

TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 22: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the game against the Western Carolina Catamounts at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nick Saban and Alabama have agreed to a contract extension.

The six-time national champion head coach was the highest-paid coach in college football. That was until Urban Meyer's new deal paid him an average annual salary of $8,485,559.

Saban was at No. 2, until now. Alabama agreed to a contract extension with the coach that has brought five titles in his first nine seasons with the team.

Saban is now under contract until the 2025 season. In 2018, Saban will take home a $7.5 million salary with an $800,000 signing incentive.

Over the course of the deal, Saban's salary will increase by $400,000 each year. By the end of the contract Saban will make $10.4 million, plus other incentives likely to be placed in the deal.

Saban, 66, has gone 127-20 as Alabama's head coach, winning five national championships.