University of Alabama football coaches will reportedly make $18 million in 2017 as Nick Saban becomes the highest-paid head coach

Nick Saban has signed a three-year extension with the University of Alabama that will keep him at the school until at least the 2025 season when he will be 73 years old, the school announced on Tuesday.

According to reports, the deal will also once again elevate Saban to the status of highest-paid college football coach and his 2017 earnings will be the highest in the history of college sports.

Saban will make $11.125 million in 2017, according to Steve Berkowitz of the USA Today, including a $4 million signing bonus. On top of that, Saban can earn up to $700,000 annually in incentive bonuses.

And it doesn't stop there.

According to the New York Times, Saban's ten assistant coaches will make a combined $6.5 million in 2017, bringing the entire payroll for the coaches alone to $17.7 million.

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1. Mike Krzyzewski

School: Duke
Total Pay: $7,299,666

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2. John Calipari

School: Kentucky
Total Pay: $6,875,376

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3. Sean Miller

School: Arizona
Total Pay: $4,945,664

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4. Bill Self

School: Kansas
Total Pay: $4,943,776

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5. Tom Izzo 

School: Michigan State
Total Pay: $4,150,359

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6. Bob Huggins

School: West Virginia
Total Pay: $4,150,359

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7. Jamie Dixon

School: Pittsburgh
Total Pay: $3,234,437

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8. Tom Crean 

School: Indiana
Total Pay: $4,152,867

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9. Gregg Marshall

School: Wichita State
Total Pay: $3,152,867

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10. Kevin Ollie

School: Connecticut
Total Pay: $3,100,000

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11. Lon Kruger

School: Oklahoma
Total Pay: $2,850,000

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12. John Beilein

School: Michigan
Total Pay: $2,841,138

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13.  Shaka Smart

School: Texas
Total Pay: $2,805,000

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14. Larry Krystkowiak

School: Utah
Total Pay: $2,575,000

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15. Scott Drew

School: Baylor
Total Pay: $2,502,754

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16. Jay Wright

School: Villanova
Total Pay: $2,477,245

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17. Matt Painter

School: Purdue
Total Pay: $2,428,795 

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18. Mark Turgeon

School: Maryland
Total Pay: $2,365,121  

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19. Mick Cronin

School: Cincinnati 
Total Pay: $2,201,305

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20. Jim Boeheim

School: Syracuse
Total Pay: $2,144,384

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21. Kevin Stallings

School: Vanderbilt
Total Pay: $2,138,645 

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22. Tony Bennett 

School: Virginia
Total Pay: $2,101,500

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23. Fran McCaffery

School: Iowa
Total Pay: $2,002,156 

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24. Dana Altman

School: Oregon
Total Pay: $2,001,000

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25. Roy Williams

School: North Carolina
Total Pay: $1,998,169

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26. Tubby Smith

School: Texas Tech
Total Pay: $1,811,300

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27. Mike Brey

School: Notre Dame 
Total Pay: $1,712,264

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28. Ed Cooley

School: Providence
Total Pay: $1,656,099

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29. Jim Larranaga

School: Miami (Fla.)
Total Pay: $1,544,178

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30. Cuonzo Martin

School: California
Total Pay: $1,540,000

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31. Steve Prohm

School: Iowa State
Total Pay: $1,500,000

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32. Tad Boyle

School: Colorado 
Total Pay: $1,428,678

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33. Kevin Willard

School: Seton Hall
Total Pay: $1,405,594

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34. Mark Few

School: Gonzaga
Total Pay: $1,374,811

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35. Bill Kennedy

School: Texas A&M
Total Pay: $1,227,000

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36. Chris Mack

School: Xavier
Total Pay: $1,227,000

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37. Fran Dunphy

School: Temple
Total Pay: $1,037,186

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38. Will Wade

School: Virginia Commonwealth
Total Pay: $1,010,000

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39. Wayne Tinkle

School: Oregon State
Total Pay: $900,012

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40. Phil Martelli

School: Saint Joseph's
Total Pay: $894,981

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41. Ben Jacobson

School: Northern Iowa
Total Pay: $783,000

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42. Archie Miller

School: Dayton
Total Pay: $692,547

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43. Greg Gard

School: Wisconsin
Total Pay: $692,547

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44. Tim Cluess

School: Iona
Total Pay: 501,638

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45. Kermit Davis

School: Middle Tennessee
Total Pay: $467,600

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46. Steve Pikiell

School: Stony Brook
Total Pay:  $411,326

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47. Rodney Terry

School: Fresno State
Total Pay: $411,216

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48. Kevin Keatts

School: North Carolina Wilmington
Total Pay: $371,000

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49. Brad Underwood

School: Stephen F. Austin
Total Pay: $361,500

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50. Randy Rahe

School: Weber State
Total Pay: $328,071

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51. Chris Beard

School: Arkansas-Little Rock
Total Pay: $260,000

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52. Joe Dooley

School: Florida Gulf Coast
Total Pay: $259,861

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53. Nate Oats

School: Buffalo
Total Pay: $250,000

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54. Scott Nagy

School: South Dakota State
Total Pay: $237,000

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55. Linc Darner

School: Wisconsin-Green Bay
Total Pay: $230,000

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56. Eran Ganot 

School: Hawaii 
Total Pay: $225,000

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57. Matt McCall

School: Tennessee-Chattanooga
Total Pay: $220,000

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58. Dave Loos

School: Austin Peay
total Pay: $208,603

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59. Roman Banks

School: Southern
Total Pay: $180,000

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60. Rod Barnes

School: California State-Bakersfield
Total Pay: $147,484

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61. Nick McDevitt

School: North Carolina Asheville
Total Pay: $126,420

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Greg Herenda

School: Fairleigh Dickinson
Total Pay: N/A

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James Jones

School: Yale
Total Pay: N/A

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Chris Holtmann

School: Butler
Total Pay: N/A

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Andy Enfield

School: Southern California 
Total Pay: N/A

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Bill Carmody

School: Holy Cross
Total Pay: N/A

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Frank Haith

School: Tulsa
Total Pay: N/A

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Edward 'Buck' Joyner Jr. 

School: Hampton
Total Pay: N/A

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Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt will make the most with a $1.3 million salary that will grow by $100,000 each of the next two years. Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll will make $1.2 million and outside linebackers coach Tosh Lupoi received a $400,000 pay raise to $950,000.

Lupoi's salary would rank 73rd among 119 FBS head coaches, according to the USA Today.

Saban replaces Michigan's Jim Harbaugh as the highest-paid college football coach. Harbaugh made $9 million in 2016, including $2 million in the form of an insurance-premium payment by the school on a life insurance policy in Harbaugh's name.

For highly successful coaches like Saban it can be difficult to determine their entire compensation. For example, shortly after flirting with the University of Texas in 2014, Saban got a new deal with Alabama and also had the $3 million mortgage on his house paid off by a foundation backed by University of Alabama boosters.

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