College football is a massive business, and head coaches are really cashing in.
USAToday.com released its annual list of the highest-paid coaches in college football, and you probably won’t be surprised to know Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the top-paid coach in the sport.
But there are other coaches whose salaries might surprise you.
You probably wouldn’t guess who’s the No. 3 highest-paid coach. Go ahead, take a guess. Take one more guess. Heck, I’ll give you a third guess.
Give up? It’s first-year Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, who has gone 0-for-5 against the SEC so far and prior to the Razorbacks’ current six-game losing streak, the team’s most impressive victory of the season came against Louisiana-Lafayette.
He’s making more than $5.1 million this season. To lose to Rutgers.
The rest of the top 25 is below, and you can check out the full list of FBS subdivision coaches here.
Which salaries shock you the most?