Tide offer Nick Saban new deal

Nick Saban

Alabama coach Nick Saban has had a contract extension on his desk since Friday, and the longer it goes unsigned, the more uncomfortable Alabama officials grow, sources said.

However, another source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy that if Saban leaves Alabama, it "won't be because of money" and that the coach and the school are "always in discussions" about extending the deal each year.

In March, Saban received a raise and contract extension worth $5.62 million a year. At the time, he said it represented his intention to finish his career in Tuscaloosa.

With the reported imminent resignation of Mack Brown at Texas creating rumors concerning Saban and the Longhorns, however, university officials offered another extension.

"From my standpoint, the acceptance of this extension represents our commitment ... to the University of Alabama for the rest of our career," Saban had said after signing his previous extension. "We made that decision after the season when other people were interested."

That deal runs through Jan. 31, 2020.

Saban currently is on the road recruiting for the Crimson Tide.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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