John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
The SEC has four of the top 10 highest paid coaches in college football, according to USA Today Sports. Former LSU head coach Les Miles who was fired in September is No. 13 at $4,385,567.

The college football coach with the largest salary is Jim Harbaugh at $9,004,000.

Nick Saban, Alabama – $6,939,395 (No. 2)
Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M – $5 million (No. 7)
Gus Malzahn, Auburn – $4,729,500 (No. 8)
Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss – $4,703,500 (No. 9)
Les Miles, LSU – $4,385,567 (No. 13)
Jim McElwain, Florida – $4,268,325 (No. 15)
Dan Mullen, Mississippi State – $4.2 million (No. 16)
Bret Bielema, Arkansas – $4,145,000 (No. 17)
Butch Jones, Tennessee – $4,110,000 (No. 18)
Kirby Smart, Georgia – $3,753,600 (No. 23)
Mark Stoops, Kentucky – $3,513,600 (No. 26)
Will Muschamp, South Carolina – $3,002,500 (No. 36)
Derek Mason, Vanderbilt – $2,556,877 (No. 44)
Barry Odom, Missouri – $2,350,000 (No. 47)
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tilthatday92 months
Les earned every penny. He made LSU relevant, won 70% of his games plus a natty and an SEC title. This surpasses anything any other coach has done there. NS's brief tenure was an aberration; under Les it became a habit then a tradition. You guys don't know shite about major college football if you think he was either lucky or dumb.
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LATigerBoss92 months
Les owes LSU and their fans all that money and then some. Under his leadership the offense went into major decline in 2008, he promised then big changes that never happened. He lied and got over paid for another 10 years.
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TwoDatBait92 months
LES: Whoa, did you see that?...... I'm so f'king high right now!
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Omada92 months
I guess he ate some very quality "grass"...
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dred2492 months
He seems so pumped just to have the job that we probably could get him for free.
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24chevrolet4892 months
Looks like Les just seen a Spaceship ... (but no one else seen it)
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TheCaterpillar92 months
Whats Ed O pullin?
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wesman2192 months
Same question. A deal anyway you look at it.
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Louisianaboy8792 months
800k as the interim coach currently
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