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Jim Harbaugh is the highest paid coach in college football

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It is good to be Jim Harbaugh.

Not only is the Michigan football coach leading the No. 2 Wolverines into a rivalry matchup against the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday, USA Today’s annual release of coaching salaries showed that the satellite camp king is now the highest paid coach in college football.

Harbaugh received a $2 million bump from a year ago and is set to make just north of $9 million in 2016.

Second place belongs to Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban, who previously had dominated the list, with $6,939,395. That’s still not a bad pay day.

The top 10 highest paid coaches in college football can be seen below:

No. Coach School Salary
1 Jim Harbaugh Michigan $9,004,000
2 Nick Saban Alabama $6,939,395
3 Urban Meyer Ohio State $6,094,800
4 Bob Stoops Oklahoma $5,550,000
5 Jimbo Fisher Florida State $5,250,000
6 Charlie Strong Texas $5,200,130
7 Kevin Sumlin Texas A&M $5,000,000
8 Gus Malzahn Auburn $4,729,500
9 Hugh Freeze Ole Miss $4,703,500
10 (tie) Kirk Ferentz Iowa $4,500,000
10 (tie) James Franklin Penn State $4,500,000

Be sure to check out the USA Today release for the full list.

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    Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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