The 20 Highest Paid Coaches In College Football

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In preparation for the upcoming bowl season, USA Today published a study today that reveals the salaries of nearly all 120 Division I college football coaches. The coaches of the two teams that will meet for the national championship, Auburn and Oregon, are both on this list, but neither are in the top 10.

Data from some schools was unavailable because they are private institutions.

#20 Gene Chizik, Auburn - $2,103,500

From Auburn - $2.1 million

Non-university compensation - $3,500

Max bonus - $1.5 million

2010 record: 13-0

#19 Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech -- $2.128 million

From Virginia Tech - $2.043 million

Non-university compensation - $85,000

Max bonus - $407,500

2010 record: 11-2

#18 Derek Dooley, Tennessee -- $2,121,391

From Tennessee - $2,118,391

Non-university compensation - $3,000

Max bonus - $475,000

2010 record: 6-6

#17 June Jones, Southern Methodist -- $2,142,056

From Southern Methodist - $2,142,056

Non-university compensation - N/A

Max bonus - N/A

2010 record: 7-6

#16 Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech -- $2.3 million

From Georgia Tech - $2.3 million

Non-university compensation - $0

Max bonus - $1.125 million

2010 record: 6-6

#15 Jeff Tedford, California - $2.305 million

From California - $2.3 million

Non-university compensation - $5,000

Max bonus - $265,000

2010 record: 5-7

#14 Chip Kelly, Oregon -- $2.4 million

From Oregon - $2.4 million

Non-university compensation - N/A

Max bonus - $885,000

2010 record: 12-0

#13 Houston Nutt, Mississippi -- $2.509 million

From Mississippi - $2.5 million

Non-university compensation - $9,000

Max bonus - N/A

2010 record: 4-8

#12 Rich Rodriguez, Michigan -- $2,525,280

From Michigan - $2,515,180

Non-university compensation - $10,100

Max bonus - $300,000

2010 record: 7-5

#11 Gary Pinkel, Missouri -- $2.55 million

From Missouri - $2.55 million

Non-university compensation - $0

Max bonus - $850,000

2010 record: 10-2

#10 Bobby Petrino, Arkansas - $2.713 million

From Arkansas - $2.7 million

Non-university compensation - $13,000

Max bonus - $475,000

2010 record: 10-2

#9 Mark Richt, Georgia - $2,937,740

From Georgia - $2,811,340

Non-university compensation - $126,400

Max bonus - $600,000

2010 record: 6-6

#8 Jim Grobe, Wake Forest -- $2,939,475

From Wake Forest - $2,939,475

Non-university compensation - N/A

Max bonus - N/A

2010 record: 3-9

#7 Kirk Ferentz, Iowa -- $3.781 million

From Iowa - $3.775 million

Non-university compensation - $6,000

Max bonus - $1,750,000

2010 record: 7-5

#6 Jim Tressel, Ohio State -- $3,888,389

From Ohio State - $3.512 million

Non-university compensation - $376,389

Max bonus - $450,000

2010 record: 11-1

#5 Les Miles, LSU -- $3.905 million

From LSU - $3.751 million

Non-university compensation - $154,000

Max bonus - $400,000

2010 record: 10-2

#4 Urban Meyer, Florida - $4.01 million

From Florida - $4.01 million

Non-university compensation - $0

Max bonus - $575,000

2010 record: 7-5

#3 Bob Stoops, Oklahoma -- $4.375 million

From Oklahoma - $4.275 million

Non-university compensation - $100,000

Max bonus - $819,500

2010 record: 11-2

#2 Mack Brown, Texas -- $5,161,500

From Texas - $5.1 million

Non-university compensation - $61,500

Max bonus - $850,000

2010 record: 5-7

#1 Nick Saban, Alabama -- $5,997,349

From Alabama - $5,166,666

Non-university compensation - $830,683

Max bonus - $700,000

2010 record: 9-3

Most of these guys will be coaching in bowl games over the next month...

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