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SEC, ACC Schools Dominate List Of Highest Paid Assistant Coaches In 2015

In the high priced world of college football, some of the biggest money makers don’t get to make the final decision about what takes place with the their team. From position coaches to coordinators, some assistant coaches are making more than you ever thought possible.

As happens every year, the list was released with the salaries of each assistant coach in the FBS. Not surprisingly, the difference between the Power Five conferences and the others is growing wider each year:

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— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) December 9, 2015

Also not surprising is which conferences are paying the most for their assistants. Three Power Five leagues (the SEC, ACC and Big Ten) take up the entire top ten list:

  1. LSU – $5.4 million
  2. Auburn – $5.3 million
  3. Alabama – $5.2 million
  4. Georgia – $4.8 million
  5. Texas A&M – $4.4 million
  6. Clemson – $4.3 million
  7. Florida State – $4.2 million
  8. Michigan – $4.2 million
  9. Ohio State – $4 million
  10. South Carolina – $3.9 million

As for which assistants are getting paid the most individually, eight of the top ten are from the SEC and ACC … with one from Central Florida not earning his money in 2015 after the Knights finished 0-12:

  1. Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, $1,600,000
  2. LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, $1,519,734
  3. Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, $1,501,500
  4. Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, $1,500,000
  5. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables, $1,406,107
  6. Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, $1,303,000
  7. Georgia defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, $1,300,000
  8. UCF offensive line and recruiting coach Brent Key, $1,040,568
  9. LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele, $1,005,000
  10. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Bennett, $981,540
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