Which college football coaches make the most money?

AP Photo/Dave Martin
AP Photo/Dave Martin


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.

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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.

Credit: USAToday.com
Credit: USAToday.com

Which salaries shock you the most?

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