If you want to hire a top-notch SEC coach these days, you better be prepared to spend $3 million a year.
That’s what it takes.
Nearly every SEC coach makes at least $3 million a year, with Alabama’s Nick Saban topping the list at $5.62 million. He reportedly was bumped up to $7 in a new deal that was signed in December, the terms haven’t been released.
Here’s the list, courtesy of ESPN.com:
Nick Saban, Alabama: $5.62 million
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M: $5 million
Les Miles, LSU: $4.3 million
Steve Spurrier, South Carolina: $4 million
Gus Malzahn, Auburn: $3.85 million
Bret Bielema, Arkansas: $3.2 million
Mark Richt, Georgia: $3.2 million
Gary Pinkel, Missouri: $3.1 million
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss: $3 million
Butch Jones, Tennessee: $3 million
Will Muschamp, Florida: $3 million
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State: $2.65 million
Mark Stoops, Kentucky: $2.2 million
Derek Mason, Vanderbilt: Not disclosed because it’s a private institution.
Malzahn has done particularly well for himself after just one year at Auburn, but I guess that’s what a SEC championship and appearance in the national title game will do for you. He’s set to receive a raise of $250,000 every year of his new six-year deal, topping out at $5.1 million in the final year, according to the ESPN.com article.
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