Over the last twenty-five years, big time college football has turned into a billion dollar industry. Television contracts have grown exponentially, bowl game payouts continue to increase, and attendance figures remain massive all over the country. As a direct result, head coaches are now making more money than ever before.
Schools are now finding creative ways — performance incentives, sponsorships, and in some cases, the use of private jets — to compensate coaches. And the results are eye-opening.
USA Today recently released their database of the salaries for every Football Bowl Subdivision head coach in the country (excluding private schools that do not publicly disclose financial information), and there are now 20 coaches (included Les Miles, who was fired by LSU early in the 2016 season) with annual salaries north of $4 million.
With that being said, here is a look at the 10 highest-paid college football coaches in the country.