Saban, Alabama agree to contract extension

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Alabama coach Nick Saban appears to be staying in Tuscaloosa after all.

A high-ranking Alabama source said Friday night there's an agreement in place for Saban to remain the Crimson Tide coach.

"It's not quite ready to be announced...there's certainly an understanding that he'll be the coach," the source said. "It's considered imminent."

The negotiations were 'fairly routine' and a healthy raise will be involved, according to the source. Alabama approached Saban about a contract extension weeks ago and is prepared to keep him the highest paid coach in the country.

ESPN college football personality Kirk Herbstreit reported Friday night that Saban and Alabama had agreed to a multi-year extension.

Alabama fans were uneasy this week as rumors swirled about the Texas job. Mack Brown is still the Longhorns coach but might not keep his job after going 30-19 the last four seasons.

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