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:
|3||Urban Meyer||Ohio State||$6,094,800|
|5||Jimbo Fisher||Florida State||$5,250,000|
|7||Kevin Sumlin||Texas A&M||$5,000,000|
|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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