The 10 Highest Paid College Football Coaches

The 10 Highest Paid College Football Coaches

BRENNEN CREER


On Saturday August 26, 2017, a new college football season begins. Another season will be upon us and one thing is for sure, the NCAA and schools are about to get paid. How much money  be will going around? To the tune of $7.3 billion, and yes, that's with a "b."

ESPN signed a 12-year contract for $7.3 billion which allows them rights to broadcast 7 games per year. These games include 4 major bowl games, 2 semi-final bowl games and the national championship - and that's just the start. There are also other TV deals, sponsorships, ticket sales, and the list goes on. The bottom line is, there is no shortage of money in college football. 

Many schools have invested major cash in locking down top coaches for their teams. We all know that if a team does well, they'll make more money. It's nice to see that teams are paying the leaders of their money-making organizations substantially well. It's still staggering to see the size of the contracts the top college football coaches are signing. The question is, are they worth their salaries?  Apparently the Big Ten, SEC and ACC think so. 

Here's a list of the 10 Highest Paid College Football Coaches:

1.  Jim Harbaugh

 

Team:  University of Michigan

Conference: Big 10

Salary: $9,004,000

2.  Nick Saban

 

Team:  University of Alabama

Conference:  SEC

Salary: $6,939,395

3.  Urban Meyer

 

Team:  Ohio State University

Conference: Big 10

Salary: $6,003,000

4.  Jimbo Fisher

 

Team:  Florida State University 

Conference: ACC

Salary:  $5,250,000

5.  Kevin Sumlin

 

Team:  Texas A&M University

Conference: SEC

Salary:  $5,000,000

6.  Gus Malzahn

 

Team:  Auburn University

Conference: SEC

Salary:  $4,725,000

7.  Hugh Freeze

 

Team:  University of Mississippi 

Conference: SEC

Salary:  $4,700,000

8.  James Franklin

 

Team:  Penn State University

Conference: Big 10

Salary:  $4,500,000

9.  Kirk Ferentz

 

Team:  University of Iowa

Conference:  Big 10

Salary:  $4,500,000

10.  Dabo Swinney

 

Team:  Clemson University

Conference:  ACC

Salary: $4,417,500

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