(NEW YORK) — You can rest easy, Alabama fans, Nick Saban isn’t going anywhere. Despite being pursued by the University of Texas, Saban has agreed to stay at Alabama and has also agreed on a new contract with the school.
On Friday, it was announced that Saban and Alabama had agreed upon a contract extension that gives Saban a raise even though he was already the highest paid coached in college football.
With Mack Brown’s future at Texas uncertain at best, the school went after Saban in hopes of brinigng in one of the most successful college coaches in recent memory.
“We’ve been trying to do this thing with Alabama all the way back into the season,” Saban said. “It really wasn’t about the contract. It was about staying in Alabama, wanting to be at Alabama, wanting to continue to do good things for Alabama and our commitment to the players here, the university, and the community.”
Saban has been with Alabama since 2007. Under Saban’s watch, the Crimson Tide have won three of the previous four National Titles.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire