Alabama boosters paid off the remaining $3.1 million Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban owed on his home in 2013, Al.com reported Monday.
According to the report, the payment was made about 10 weeks after Alabama beat Notre Dame in the January 2013 national championship game.
This is a nice perk for Saban, who is the highest-paid college head coach at about $7 million per year.
The home was bought by Saban and his wife, Terry, in 2007. According to the Al.com report, it was purchased by the Crimson Tide Foundation in March 2013. The foundation also paid the property taxes on the home since the purchase.
“It’s not all that unusual in the world for universities to provide the housing,” Scott Phelps, assistant secretary of the foundation, said in the Al.com article. “We want to keep him happy. We think he is the best coach in America.”
The university reportedly also owned both homes that were previously occupied by Paul “Bear” Bryant when he was Alabama’s head coach.