June 22, 2024

It’s never easy to follow in the footsteps of a legend, but that is exactly what Kalen DeBoer is going to do.

The University of Alabama announced the Washington head coach would become the team’s new coach, after Nick Saban’s retirement on Wednesday. That comes after ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and Chris Low reported DeBoer and Alabama were in contract negotiations.

Low later reported that a deal was done.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Ross Dellenger, Alabama will owe Washington approximately $12 million to buy out DeBoer’s deal:

Dellenger previously noted Washington recently had an offer on the table of seven years and more than $9 million per season to keep DeBoer.

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