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Lack of Buyout in Saban’s Contract Much Ado About Nothing

Article By on 12th July, 2009

... work on a contract extension for Head Football Coach Nick Saban brought back discussion on the subject of there being no buyout in his current contract. The lack of a buyout was Saban's idea and one that University officials had no problem with when the original deal was put in place.

Saban has never been a fan of the buyout clause and Mal Moore knew that when he contacted him at his previous job with the Miami Dolphins. Expensive buyout clauses have become standard fare in the coaching world these days.


Buy outs were originally designed in an attempt to make it harder for coaches to jump ship to greener pastures while under contract. They also served the purpose of making it far to costly for a school itself t...

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