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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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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harbaugh is way overpaid, eff that dude
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Many of these schools have virtually no assistant coach pool money. CEO will get his due soon but his staff is very handsomely paid
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6.6 for the purdue coach? That's insane.
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EXACTLY what I came to post. Brees is supplementing Brohm’s pay?
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Stirring the pot
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Wonder how many days a week Jimbo wakes up just laughin'?
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hell go 9-4 again this year, and laugh all the way to the bank
38 months
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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.
Reply38 months
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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.
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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"
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yeah those schools are stupid
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but if we get in playoff he'll get bumped up to 5.5 im sure
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You’re gonna see that move up pretty soon
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N.C. = $$$$ big ole payday $$$$
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He wins big this year and he will get paid
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What in the shite is Purdue thinking? 8th highest paid coach... ridiculous
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Beat Bama and make the playoffs and he’ll get 6 years 45 million
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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.
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