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Tide rolls in: Saban could make $65 million over 8 years

Alabama is giving coach Nick Saban plenty of incentive to stick around — and to sign a contract extension in the first place.

University trustees on Tuesday approved a three-year extension through the 2024 season that could pay Saban at least $65 million over the next eight years and again make him college football's highest-paid coach. Saban will make $11.125 million this year, counting a $4 million signing bonus and a $400,000 completion bonus.

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh is making $7 million a year, including a $2 million annual life insurance premium. He made $9 million last year , when he received the insurance payouts in both June and December.

The 65-year-old...