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Urban Meyer among highest paid coaches in college football

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Florida coach Urban Meyer agreed to a six-year, $24-million contract after winning a second national title. (Orlando Sentinel photo)

It should come as no surprise that when USA Today released its list of FBS coaches’ salaries, that Florida’s Urban Meyer was near the top. Only three coaches – Alabama’s Nick Saban, Texas’ Mack Brown and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops – make more than Meyer.

Florida released the details of Meyer’s contract, which he signed on Oct. 1, 2009, last week. Here’s where Meyer falls in the SEC.

School Coach Total compensation Maximum bonus
Alabama Nick Saban $5,997,349 $700,000
Florida Urban Meyer $4,010,000 $575,000
LSU Les Miles $3,905,000 $400,000
Georgia Mark Richt $2,937,740 $600,000
Arkansas Bobby Petrino $2,713,000 $475,000
Mississippi Houston Nutt $2,509,000 NA
Tennessee Derek Dooley $2,121,391 $475,000
Auburn Gene Chizik $2,103,500 $1,500,000
South Carolina Steve Spurrier $2,032,500 $1,000,000
Kentucky Joker Phillips $1,706,600 $1,105,000
Mississippi State Dan Mullen $1,208,295 NA
Vanderbilt TBA NA NA


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