Kalen DeBoer is set to more than double his salary in his first year at Alabama after the school’s board of trustees approved the new head football coach’s eight-year, $87 million contract on Monday.Details of the deal were confirmed, with DeBoer set to average $10.875 million annually, including a $10 million salary in 2024. Last year as head coach at Washington, he earned $4.2 million, according to USA Today.The average annual value of his new contract makes DeBoer the fourth-highest-paid coach in the country, ESPN reported. His salary will peak at $11.75 million in 2031.According to ESPN, the top-paid coaches in terms of average annual value are Clemson’s Dabo Swinney ($11.5 million), Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Southern California’s Lincoln Riley ($11 million-plus apiece), DeBoer, Texas’ Steve Sarkisian ($10.64 million) and Florida State’s Mike Norvell ($10.52 million).The overall deal is 90 percent guaranteed should DeBoer be fired without cause. Should he take another job, he would have a buyout of $5 million this year, $4 million in 2025, $3 million in 2026 and nothing thereafter

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