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NCAA Division I Football: Highest Paid Head Coaches

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By Erin Irish

The popularity and profitability of NCAA Division I Football has caused the salaries of head coaches to skyrocket in 2017. The highest-paid coaches are from the Football Bowl Subdivision. Television revenue and the demand for schools to compete for national championships have caused the significant increases in pay. The 10 top coaches with the largest salaries are:

  • Kevin Sumlin for Texas A&M at $5 million
  • Gary Patterson for Texas Christian at $5.1 million
  • Tom Herman for University of Texas at $5.5 million
  • David Shaw for Stanford University at $5.7 million
  • Jimbo Fisher for Florida State University at $5.7 million
  • Rich Rodriguez for University of Arizona at $6.0 million
  • Urban Meyer for Ohio State University at $6.4 million
  • Jim Harbaugh for University of Michigan at $7.0 million
  • Dabo Swinney at Clemson University at $8.5 million
  • Nick Saban for University of Alabama at $11.1 million

It is shocking and amazing how much Division I coaches are paid. It just goes to show the popularity and profitability of NCAA football.

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