Kevin Sumlin received a sexy bump in salary yesterday from $2 million to $3.1 million per year. And by several accounts, including my own opinion, TAMU is getting a bargain. Sumlin may be a top-five coach in college football.
The following is an up-to-date chart of the head coaches’ current salaries, compiled from several reports.
|Nick Saban||Alabama||$5.3 million|
|Les Miles||LSU||$3.7 million|
|Steve Spurrier||South Carolina||$3.5 million|
|Bret Bielema||Arkansas||$3.2 million|
|Mark Richt||Georgia||$3.2 million|
|Kevin Sumlin||Texas A&M||$3.1 million|
|James Franklin||Vanderbilt||$3.0 million*|
|Butch Jones||Tennessee||$2.9 million|
|Gary Pinkel||Missouri||$2.7 million|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State||$2.6 million|
|Will Muschamp||Florida||$2.4 million|
|Gus Malzahn||Auburn||$2.3 million|
|Mark Stoops||Kentucky||$2.2 million|
|Hugh Freeze||Ole Miss||$2.0 million|
* Franklin’s $3 million is estimated
Gary Pinkel may be one of the more overpaid in the conference. However, prior to 2012, Pinkel was 48-19 in the last five years with three bowl victories.
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