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Complete Alabama coaching staff salary breakdown
As expected, Kirby Smart is college football’s latest million dollar coordinator.
Smart, the Alabama defensive coordinator whose name was mentioned with head coach openings at Auburn and Arkansas, had his salary raised from $950,000 to $1.15 million during Tuesday’s University of Alabama Board of Trustees compensation committee.
His contract was extended through the end of February 2016. Smart will be paid $1.35 million during the final two years of the three-year deal. His 2013 salary is more than 54 FBS head coaches earned in 2012.
Smart is college football’s highest-paid defensive coordinator and is one of just three assistants making more than $1 million per year. Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris makes $1.3 million a year while LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis makes $1.1 million.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will join the exclusive group in 2014 when his pay jumps from $600,000 this year to $1.3 million.
Offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier had his pay bumped from $590,000 to $680,000. His three-year contract was also extended through 2016.
The other four on-field assistants who remain from Alabama’s 2012 staff received raises and had their contracts extended through 2015, as did strength and conditioning coach Scott Cochran.
Tight ends and special teams coach Bobby Williams ($400,000) and defensive line coach Chris Rumph ($360,000) both received $50,000 raises. Outside linebackers coach Lance Thompson ($400,00), Cochran ($350,000) and running backs coach Burton Burns ($315,000) received $25,000 increases.
New offensive line coach Mario Christobal will make $475,000 while secondary coach Greg Brown and wide receivers coach Billy Napier will each make $300,000. Napier, whose $70,000 buyout to Florida State will be paid by Alabama, will get a pay increase to $325,000 in 2014.
All told, Alabama’s nine on-field assistants will earn $4.38 million in 2013. That’s an increase of more than $500,000 from last season, and a total that would have ranked No. 1 in the country last season.
The Tide’s new director of player personnel, Kevin Steele, will make $200,000. His contract is also for two years.
Nick Saban did not receive a raise or a contract extension, but his bonus structure was adjusted for when college football goes to a four-team playoff which begins in 2014. Saban will receive $200,000 for making the four-team semifinal, $300,000 for making the championship game and $400,000 for winning it all. He is eligible to collect just one of those payments.
Saban is already college football’s highest-paid coach at $5.6 million per year. His current contract runs through the 2019 season. He received a total of $525,000 in bonuses for winning the SEC Championship and BCS National Championship in 2012.
Below is a complete rundown of the Tide staff’s salaries and what they earned in 2012:
- Kirby Smart, Defensive coordinator: $1.15 millon ($950,000)
- Doug Nussmeier, Offensive coordinator: $680,000 ($590,000)
- Mario Christobal, Offensive line: $475,000 ($522,183, Florida Atlantic)
- Lance Thompson, Outside linebackers: $400,000 ($375,000)
- Bobby Williams, Tight ends, special teams: $400,000 ($350,000)
- Scott Cochran , Strength and conditioning: $350,000 ($325,000)
- Chris Rumph, Defensive line: $360,000 ($310,000)
- Burton Burns, Running backs: $315,000 ($290,00)
- Billy Napier, Wide receivers: $300,000 ($210,000, Colorado State)
- Greg Brown, Secondary: $300,000 ($301,000, Colorado)
- Kevin Steele, Director of player personnel: $200,000 (Not available)
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