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Saban, Alabama reach long-term agreement

Alabama NCAA college football coach Nick Saban speaks at a press conference Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. No college football team is more accustomed to rampant hype than No. 1 Alabama. Sure, the Iron Bowl against No. 4 Auburn is huge, but Nick Saban's team has faced 20 top 10 opponents over the past six years and beaten 16 of them. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

Alabama NCAA college football coach Nick Saban speaks at a press conference Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. No college football team is more accustomed to rampant hype than No. 1 Alabama. Sure, the Iron Bowl against No. 4 Auburn is huge, but Nick Saban's team has faced 20 top 10 opponents over the past six years and beaten 16 of them. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

’Bama keeping Saban

Alabama Coach Nick Saban is staying put.

The school announced on its Twitter account last night that the football coach has reached “a long-term agreement” to remain with the Crimson Tide.

Alabama didn’t release terms of the new deal, which must be approved by the board of trustees.

The agreement quells speculation that Saban would take over at Texas if Mack Brown steps down. Saban, who turned 62 on Oct. 31, has led the Tide to three national championships in the past four years. No. 3 Alabama will play Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.

Saban received an eight-year deal in March 2012 worth about $5.6 million annually.

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