College football just keeps getting bigger and bigger.
Yesterday it was announced that Kevin Sumlin’s raise is good for $5 million per year. The only other $5 million coach in the SEC is Nick Saban. Sumlin was making $3.1 million, but after USC threw everything at Sumlin, including two kitchen sinks, the Aggies made him a $5 million man. To put that into perspective, Sumlin is 19-6 and 10-6 in SEC play over the last two years.
Auburn’s Gus Malzahn also received a raise prior to the SEC Championship Game to $3.85 million per season, up from $2.3 million where he started the year. Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze got bumped up to $3 million per year, up from $2 million per year as the SEC’s lowest paid coach over the last two years. Malzahn is 12-1 at Auburn, and Freeze is 14-11 and 6-10 in conference play in two years.
The biggest question now becomes how much of a raise does Saban get at Alabama? It’s been rumored to be this much.
|Nick Saban||Alabama||$5.3 million|
|Kevin Sumlin||Texas A&M||$5 million|
|Gus Malzahn||Auburn||$3.85 million|
|Les Miles||LSU||$3.7 million|
|Steve Spurrier||South Carolina||$3.5 million|
|Mark Richt||Georgia||$3.2 million|
|Hugh Freeze||Ole Miss||$3.0 million|
|James Franklin||Vanderbilt||$3.0 million*|
|Will Muschamp||Florida||$3.0 million|
|Bret Bielema||Arkansas||$2.95 million|
|Butch Jones||Tennessee||$2.9 million|
|Gary Pinkel||Missouri||$2.7 million|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State||$2.6 million|
|Mark Stoops||Kentucky||$2.2 million|
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