Unsurprisingly, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the top-ranked coach in college football, USA Today has reported. Despite a season where he didn’t win his bowl game and lost to Auburn, Saban – who’s Crimson Tide team is now the top-ranked team in the nation – still earned $7.1m in total pay in 2013 – including a base salary of $6.9m.

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin was the second-most paid in the SEC and the fourth-best coach in college football, pulling in $5m in base salary, and $5.006m total.

LSU’s Les Miles earned $4.3m ($4.369m total), and South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier earned $4m ($4.016m total).


Here is the total pay for all SEC coaches:

1. Nick Saban (Alabama) – $6.9m ($7.1m total)

2. Kevin Sumlin (Texas A&M) – $5m ($5.006m)

3. Les Miles (LSU) – $4.3m ($4.369m)

4. Steve Spurrier (South Carolina) – $4m ($4.016m)

5. Gul Malzahn (Auburn) – $3.85m ($3.854m)

6. Gary Pinkel (Missouri) – $3.4m ($3.4m)

7. Mark Richt (Georgia) – $3.2m ($3.31m)

8. Bret Bielema (Arkansas) – $3.2m ($3.21m)

9. Hugh Freeze (Ole Miss) – $3m ($3.012m)

10. Dan Mullen (Mississippi State) – $3m ($3m)

11. Butch Jones (Tennessee) – $2.96m ($2.96m)

12. Will Muschamp (Florida) – $2.7m ($2.73m)

13. Mark Stoops (Kentucky) – $2.7m ($2.701m)




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