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outing some one percenters

May 23 2012 at 2:50 PM


now that the election is getting closer, it's time to start putting faces on those one percenters - so we can know who to hate, and who to tax more...


My guess is that Richt will receive a modest pay increase to at least keep his place among SEC coaches. That is behind national championship holders such as Nick Saban ($5.32 million), Les Miles ($3.6), Gene Chizik ($3.5) and Steve Spurrier ($3.3), but get ahead of less experienced and less successful coaches such as Floridas Will Muschamp ($3.2). Bobby Petrino was making $3.6 million at Arkansas but that little market adjustment he took care of himself.

Not including outside sources, Richt currently earns about $2.9 million annually in UGA-arranged income. Look for that to go up over $3 million. Longevity and performance bonuses allow Richt to earn much more than that. . . .

Its unclear whether or not Todd Granthams new deal will be included in this weeks proceedings. The third-year defensive coordinators contract has also been agreed to in principle for quite some time. We know hell have a new three-year deal that will expire after the 2014 season. But he, too, is probably looking at a substantial pay increase.

This time last year, Grantham was the second-highest paid defensive coordinator in America at $752,000 a year. At the moment, hes not even the second-highest paid DC in the SEC.

Alabamas Kirby Smart got a raise to $950,000 a year, Brian VanGorder left the Atlanta Falcons and joined Auburn for $850,000 per year and Sal Sunseri got $800,000 to leave Alabama and become Tennessees defensive chief. Meanwhile, LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis is awaiting approval from that schools trustees that will pay him $900,000 this year and $1.1 and $1.3 million in the subsequent two years, an average of $1.1 million.

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