At least 21 college football coaches will make $4 million or more in 2016, according to data compiled by Coaching Search.
Alabama's Nick Saban, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Michigan's Jim Harbaugh are the three highest-paid coaches, making $7 million, $6 million and $5 million, respectively. It's important to note that private schools don't have to release their information. So, for instance, Notre Dame's Brian Kelly isn't on this list, though he likely would be if the information was public.
The SEC leads the way, with nine of its 14 coaches making at least $4 million in 2016.
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Here's a breakdown by conference:
- SEC - 9 (Nick Saban, Kevin Sumlin, Les Miles, Bret Bielema, Dan Mullen, Hugh Freeze, Gus Malzahn, Butch Jones, Jim McElwain)
- Big Ten - 5 (Urban Meyer, Jim Harbaugh, James Franklin, Kirk Ferentz, Mark Dantonio)
- Big 12 - 4 (Bob Stoops, Charlie Strong, Gary Patterson, Art Briles)
- ACC - 3 (Jimbo Fisher, Dabo Swinney, Bobby Petrino)
You can view all the data here.