Jeremy Pruitt is taking a pay cut to be Alabama’s defensive coordinator, but don’t feel too bad for him.

This is down from his $1.3 million salary in the same position at Georgia last season. Since he was let go, the Bulldogs will cover the $300,000 difference according to’s Michael Casagrande. UGA’s new coach, Kirby Smart, made $1.5 million as the Crimson Tide defensive coordinator last season.

The new salaries for Pruitt and eight other Alabama assistants were posted on Tuesday:

  • Wide receivers coach Billy Napier: 2 years, $350,000/year ($10,000 raise)
  • Co-defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi: 2 years, $550,000/year ($125,000 raise and new title)
  • Offensive line coach Mario Cristobal: 2 years, $525,000/year ($10,000 raise)
  • Running backs/special teams coach Burton Burns: 2 years, $475,000/year ($130,000 raise)
  • Strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran: 3 years, $525,000/year ($130,000 raise)
  • Offensive line coach Brent Key: 2 years, $350,000/year
  • Defensive line coach Karl Dunbar: 2 years, $275,000/year
  • Secondary coach Derrick Ansley: 2 years, $395,000/year

The similarities in Cochran and Lupoi’s pay should tell you all you need to know about The Process. Saban has always talked about the importance of training and he’s putting his – well, Alabama’s – money where his mouth is. Viewing the weight room with the same kind of importance as the recruiting trail, the practice field and game day.

Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is the only assistant whose contract did not get a bump after the national championship game. His 2016 salary will be $714,000, as part of a previously agreed to deal. While not a new raise, Kiffin’s pay is going up. He made $680,000 last season as part of a deal partially subsidized by USC per Casagrande.