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Alabama extends Saban's deal, boosts pay

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban has parlayed the Crimson Tide's second national championship in three years into a raise and contract extension.

The university's board of trustees approved a two-year extension for Saban on Monday that will run through Jan. 31, 2020. He'll receive $5.32 million in 2012 with a $50,000 raise next year and $100,000 annually after that.

Under the deal, he'll make $5.97 million in 2019.

Saban remains among the college football's highest paid coaches, along with Mack Brown of Texas ($5.2 million) and Oklahoma's Bob Stoops ($4.875 million).

He made $4.7 million last season plus part of a prorated $5 million completion bonus.

Alabama also gave defensive coordinator Kirby Smart a $100,000 raise to $950,000. New offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier will make $590,000.

Both coordinators have three-year deals.

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