The next round of beers is on Steve Spurrier.
South Carolina raises Spurrier’s $3.3 million salary to $4 million per year, according to The State. Spurrier isn’t going anywhere, but what he’s done at South Carolina hasn’t been told enough. Three straight 11-wins seasons, including five straight over Clemson, will get you paid.
Spurrier is 68 years old, and I hope he coaches for another 25 seasons. He’s a national treasure and a big-time winner who’s evolved his play calling and plan to win in order to stay a top 10 coach in college football.
Let’s update the SEC head coaches’ current salaries:
*Note: Nick Saban has reportedly received an extension and raise to $7 million, but it hasn’t been finalized yet.
|Nick Saban||Alabama||$5.3 million*|
|Kevin Sumlin||Texas A&M||$5 million|
|Steve Spurrier||South Carolina||$4 million|
|Gus Malzahn||Auburn||$3.85 million|
|Les Miles||LSU||$3.7 million|
|Mark Richt||Georgia||$3.2 million|
|Hugh Freeze||Ole Miss||$3.0 million|
|Will Muschamp||Florida||$3.0 million|
|Bret Bielema||Arkansas||$2.95 million|
|Butch Jones||Tennessee||$2.9 million|
|Gary Pinkel||Missouri||$2.8 million|
|Dan Mullen||Mississippi State||$2.6 million|
|Mark Stoops||Kentucky||$2.2 million|
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