The SEC recruits the best players in the country, so it needs to best coaches to help develop them.

Many of college football’s top assistant coaches reside in the SEC, but they certainly don’t come cheap. USA TODAY Sports released a list of the highest-paid assistant coaches for the 2016 season on Wednesday, and the SEC is well represented.

Topping the list is Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, who made over $1.5 million this season with the Aggies. Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is third with a 2016 salary of $1.4 million, and LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is one spot behind Kiffin, earning over $1.3 million.

Aranda recently agreed to a new contract with LSU that bumps his salary up to $1.8 million for next season.

The other SEC assistants among the top 10 highest-paid coaches for last season include, former LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop and Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.