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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is ranked No. 30 on the annual coaches salary database, published by USA Today on Tuesday

Orgeron made $4,000,000, which is the same that Arkansas' Chad Morris and Illinois' Lovie Smith each made.

Rank - School - (Conference) - Coach - (School Pay) - Total Pay
1. Clemson (ACC) Dabo Swinney ($9,255,000) $9,315,600
2. Alabama (SEC) Nick Saban ($8,707,000) $8,857,000
3. Michigan (Big Ten) Jim Harbaugh ($7,504,000) $7,504,000
4. Texas A&M (SEC) Jimbo Fisher ($7,500,000) $7,500,000
5. Georgia (SEC) Kirby Smart ($6,703,600) $6,871,600
6. Auburn (SEC) Gus Malzahn ($6,800,000) $6,827,589
7. Texas (Big 12) Tom Herman ($6,750,000) $6,750,000
8. Purdue (Big Ten) Jeff Brohm ($6,600,000) $6,600,000
9. Oklahoma (Big 12) Lincoln Riley ($6,384,462) $6,384,462
10. Florida (SEC) Dan Mullen ($6,070,000) $6,070,000
11. Penn State (Big Ten) James Franklin ($5,650,000) $5,650,000
12. Northwestern (Big Ten) Pat Fitzgerald ($5,144,937) $5,144,937
13. Oklahoma State (Big 12) Mike Gundy ($5,125,000) $5,125,000
14. Nebraska (Big Ten) Scott Frost ($5,000,000) $5,000,000
15. Florida State (ACC) Willie Taggart ($5,000,000) $5,000,000
16. South Florida (AAC) Charlie Strong ($5,000,000) $5,000,000
17. Texas Christian (Big 12) Gary Patterson ($4,900,776) $4,900,776
18. Iowa (Big Ten) Kirk Ferentz ($4,800,000) $4,800,000
19. Kentucky (SEC) Mark Stoops ($4,750,000) $4,763,600
20. Washington (Pac-12) Chris Petersen ($4,625,000) $4,625,000
21. Stanford (Pac-12) David Shaw ($4,613,707) $4,613,707
22. Ohio State (Big Ten) Ryan Day ($4,500,000) $4,500,000
23. South Carolina (SEC) Will Muschamp ($4,400,000) $4,400,000
24. Michigan State (Big Ten) Mark Dantonio ($4,399,437 $4,399,437
25. Wisconsin (Big Ten) Paul Chryst ($4,150,000) $4,150,000
26. Baylor (Big 12) Matt Rhule ($4,108,734) $4,113,734
27. Utah (Pac-12) Kyle Whittingham ($4,002,917) $4,002,917
28. Arkansas (SEC) Chad Morris ($4,000,000) $4,000,000
29. Illinois (Big Ten) Lovie Smith ($4,000,000) $4,000,000
30. Louisiana State (SEC) Ed Orgeron ($4,000,000) $4,000,000
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18 Comments
harbaugh is way overpaid, eff that dude
Reply26 days
Many of these schools have virtually no assistant coach pool money. CEO will get his due soon but his staff is very handsomely paid
Reply26 days
6.6 for the purdue coach? That's insane.
Reply26 days
EXACTLY what I came to post. Brees is supplementing Brohm’s pay?
26 days
Stirring the pot
Reply26 days
Wonder how many days a week Jimbo wakes up just laughin'?
Reply26 days
hell go 9-4 again this year, and laugh all the way to the bank
26 days
There are a lot more guys on that list that are overpaid than underpaid, though I would say Ed O falls in the latter. He'll get his.
Reply26 days
Best deal for CEO is to give him a new 5 yr deal (for recruiting purposes) at the 4.5 M/yr with NO BUY OUT. Incentivize the deal such that win a SECCG = contract jumps to 6 M/yr, win a NC = 7 M/yr (could get lucky), win (2) NC = highest paid coach +$1.
Reply26 days
At first I was like "who cares, hes making plenty" Then i see 8. Purdue (Big Ten) Jeff Brohm ($6,600,000) $6,600,000 12. Northwestern (Big Ten) Pat Fitzgerald ($5,144,937) $5,144,937 14. Nebraska (Big Ten) Scott Frost ($5,000,000) $5,000,000 15. Florida State (ACC) Willie Taggart ($5,000,000) $5,000,000 16. South Florida (AAC) Charlie Strong ($5,000,000) $5,000,000 17. Texas Christian (Big 12) Gary Patterson ($4,900,776) $4,900,776 18. Iowa (Big Ten) Kirk Ferentz ($4,800,000) $4,800,000 19. Kentucky (SEC) Mark Stoops ($4,750,000) $4,763,600 23. South Carolina (SEC) Will Muschamp ($4,400,000) $4,400,000 25. Wisconsin (Big Ten) Paul Chryst ($4,150,000) $4,150,000 26. Baylor (Big 12) Matt Rhule ($4,108,734) $4,113,734 27. Utah (Pac-12) Kyle Whittingham ($4,002,917) $4,002,917 28. Arkansas (SEC) Chad Morris ($4,000,000) $4,000,000 29. Illinois (Big Ten) Lovie Smith ($4,000,000) $4,000,000 and now i'm like "ok we may need to give a bump"
Reply26 days
yeah those schools are stupid
26 days
but if we get in playoff he'll get bumped up to 5.5 im sure
26 days
You’re gonna see that move up pretty soon
Reply26 days
N.C. = $$$$ big ole payday $$$$
Reply26 days
He wins big this year and he will get paid
Reply26 days
What in the shite is Purdue thinking? 8th highest paid coach... ridiculous
Reply26 days
Beat Bama and make the playoffs and he’ll get 6 years 45 million
Reply26 days
Cool. And if he wins an SEC and/or NC, he will get a big raise. If not, he will continue making close to what he is now. Pretty simple really.
Reply26 days
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