Is Nick Saban underpaid?
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Is Nick Saban underpaid?

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Nick Saban received a one-year contract extension, meaning he'll coach through 2025 and end up making $10.3 million in the final year of his contract. While Saban is one of the highest paid college coaches in the country, some feel his impact warrants much more. Still, Saban is still just a coach at a public university. If he could be paid that much money, more money should go to the student-athletes or to university programs. What do you think?

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Five national championships in nine years. No matter how much Nick Saban gets, he will always be underpaid for the success and revenue he has brought to Alabama. Here is Kristi Dosh from Forbes with more:

Key revenue categories are up significantly since fiscal year 2008, including ticket sales (32.5%), contributions (10.6%) and rights/licensing fees (208%). Overall, revenue is up 40.8%...
In 2007, the year Saban arrived, Alabama’s enrollment was 25,580. By 2017, that number had increased to 38,563. And in 2014, out-of-state students outnumbered in-state students for the first time in school history – a rarity for a state university. By 2017, only 41% of the freshman class came from Alabama.

While Nick Saban is getting paid exorbitant amounts of money to yell at young men, the state of Alabama continues to suffer. The public school system is still ranked as one of the worst in the country and the state is still grappling with issues of race and class in the year of 2018. These are the things that need money to improve, not coaches.

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