What else is there to really say about Nick Saban and what he’s done? He’s a winner and you simply expect his Alabama Crimson Tide football teams to win at least 11 games, sit at the top of the national rankings throughout the year and compete for a national championship. Today, he was given a three-year extension to remain at the University of Alabama. Coach will receive a $4 million signing bonus and make $6.725 million in salary this year. He gets another $400,000 bonus for completing the season, bringing his total compensation for the year to $11.125 million.

He’s the best coach in the country and the numbers don’t lie at all to back up that fact. In the ten years that he’s been in Tuscaloosa, the Tide have become one of the elite teams in the country. They’ve won five SEC Conference Championships, two Heisman trophy winners (Mark Ingram and Derrick Henry) six SEC West division titles, 10 bowl games (a 7-3 record) and most importantly, we can’t forget the championships. Alabama has won four national titles during Nick Saban’s tenure at the university of Alabama. There are some more impressive numbers under Saban as well. 43 players have been recognized as First-Team All-Americans and 29 of which were either consensus or unanimous selections. Another impressive stat is a total of 65 former Crimson Tide players have been drafted into the NFL and 22 of them have been selected in the first round. Those numbers alone speak volumes about the job he’s done. His teams always have so much structure and discipline. He’s great when it comes to keeping his team focused on the task ahead of them and they win games in a variety of ways. He’s often been called the Bill Belichick of college football and two legendary coaches will forever be linked to one another. Saban was on Belichick’s coaching staff when Bill was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Saban was the defensive coordinator.

Nick Saban is also an excellent recruiter and when he loses players to the NFL, he always finds a way to replace what he lost for the upcoming season. It’s safe to say we won’t see the Tide slow it down anytime soon especially with this guy still coaching.