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USA Today's updated coaching salary database for 2013

Building on their extremely informative and interesting coaching salary database of 2012, USA Today has released their 2013 version of the head coaching salary database, full of great information.

A familiar name sits on the top of the list, with Nick Saban making over $5.5 million, followed by another familiar name in Texas' Mack Brown at just under $5.4 million. Rounding out the top ten are Bret Bielema (a decent portion of his salary is coming from Wisconsin, his Arkansas salary alone would place him 13th at $3.1 million), Butch Jones (annual Tennessee salary: $3.03 million, 18th highest), Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer, Les Miles, Brady Hoke, Kirk Ferentz and Charlie Strong. 

In other words, no huge surprises as far as names go. Bielema and Jones are newcomers to the top ten in their first years at each of their respective schools, and Brady Hoke and Charlie Strong are also new to the top ten this season.

Names that were among the top ten last year that missed the cut this year (all for very different reasons) include; Steve Spurrier (#7 in 2012), Gene Chizik (#8 in 2012), Chip Kelly (#9 in 2012) and Gary Patterson (#10 in 2012)

As for conferences, the SEC has four coaches listed among the top 10, with the Big Ten close behind with three, the Big 12 with two and the American with one.

The bottom five schools that have reported salaries for their head coach include; Texas State's Dennis Franchione ($366,075), Central Michigan's Dan Enos ($360,000), Texas-San Antonio's Larry Coker ($350,000), Buffalo's Jeff Quinn ($325,000) and Louisiana-Monroe's Todd Berry ($288,268).

Take a look at the full database of coaching salaries here.

(Bookmark it while you're there, chances are you're going to want to take another peek within the coming days or weeks.)

Below we have included some good observations of the database from around Twitter. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.