South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier ranks 10th in the country in annual pay, according to a USA Today salary database released on Wednesday. Spurrier will make $4,016,900 in total compensation in 2014.
Alabama coach Nick Saban is the highest paid in the nation with total pay of $7.1 million.
Four coaches make more than $5 million: Mark Dantonio of Michigan State, Bob Stoops of Oklahoma, Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M and Charlie Strong of Texas. Just ahead of Spurrier in the $4 million range are Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, LSU’s Les Miles, Penn State’s James Franklin and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney ranks 21st with total pay of $3.175 million.