New Normal: The $10 million college football staff

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A $4 million head coaching salary is the new $2.5 million of five years ago. Coaching salaries keep increasing year after year, and there’s more money funneling into college football than ever before.

Related: SEC head coaching salaries

With Nick Saban’s new reportedly $7-7.5 million deal, Alabama became a $10 million coaching staff, the only one currently in the SEC. Kirby Smart is the SEC’s highest paid assistant coach at $1.1 million, and he’s the second highest paid assistant in the country. Offensive Coordinator Doug Nussmeier is the SEC’s highest paid offensive coach, making $680,000.

Related: SEC’s highest paid assistant coaches

Coach School Pay Other Pay Total Pay
Nick Saban

 $7,000,000

NA

$7,000,000

Kirby Smart

$1,150,000

$350

$1,150,350

Doug Nussmeier

$680,000

$1,500

$681,500

Mario Cristobal

$475,000

$0

$475,000

Bobby Williams

$400,000

$1,100

$401,100

Lance Thompson

$400,000

$1,000

$401,000

Billy Napier

$375,000

$0

$375,000

Chris Rumph

$360,000

$2,750

$362,750

Burton Burns

$315,000

$1,000

$316,000

Greg Brown

$300,000

$0

$300,000

TOTAL $11,462,700

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