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Nick Saban once again highest paid college football head coach

Nick Saban leads Alabama out of the tunnel against Ole Miss
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For the second straight season, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the highest-paid coach in college football.

The numbers were released by USA Today with Saban topping the list with a total pay of $9.75 million, with LSU head coach Ed Orgeron coming in with the second-highest annual salary of $9.01 million. The top five were rounded out by Stanford’s David Shaw, Clemson’s Dabo Swinney and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley.

The Southeastern Conference currently holds a number of the top paid head coaches in the sport, as the league boasts eight of the top 20 highest paid head coaches in college football.

Below is the list of the top 10 highest paid head coaches:

  1. Alabama: Nick Saban -$9.75 million
  2. LSU: Ed Orgeron – $9.01 million
  3. Stanford: David Shaw – $8.92 million
  4. Clemson: Dabo Swinney – $8.37 million
  5. Oklahoma: Lincoln Riley – $7.67 million
  6. Florida: Dan Mullen – $7.57 million
  7. Texas A&M: Jimbo Fisher – $ 7.5 million
  8. Georgia: Kirby Smart – $7.13 million
  9. Ohio State: Ryan Day – $6.61 million
  10. TCU: Gary Patterson – $6.1 million

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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