Top 15 Pac-12 assistant coaching salaries

You don't have to be top dog to make top dollar in college football.

With head-coaching spots at LSU, Texas, Purdue and Houston, now filled, attentions in college football turn to assistant-coaching poaching.

The Pac-12 assistant coaching shuffle is well under way. Oregon State lost its wide receivers coach, Brent Brennan, Wednesday to the top spot at San Jose State, and Jay Norvell, who coached Arizona State's receivers last season, landed the head coaching job at Nevada. Nebraska recently lured DB coach Donte Williams from Arizona. Fresno State has snagged a pair of assistants from Washington and one from USC, and Washington State's receivers coach JaMarcus Shephard is reportedly off to join Jeff Brohm at Purdue. 

Top assistants don't come cheap, as USA Today's new report on assistant coaching salaries illustrates. Here's a look at the 15 largest salary packages in the Pac-12 and where each one ranks nationally. The complete list can be found on USA Today's salary database. (Stanford and USC do not make their coaching salaries available.)





26 UCLA Adrian Klemm, OL/Asst. HC $760,000
41 Arizona State Chip Lindsey, OC $650,000
52 Oregon Matt Lubick (former OC) $603,600
54 Washington Pete Kwiatkowski, co-DC $601,500
60 California Art Kaufman, OC $593,000
67 Washington State Alex Grinch, DC $575,000
82 Arizona Calvin Magee $530,000
89 Colorado Jim Leavitt, DC $511,900
92 UCLA Kennedy Polamalu, former OC $510,000
91 UCLA Tom Bradley, DC $510,000
98 Washington Jimmy Lake, DBs, co-DC $501,504
105 Arizona State Keith Patterson, DC $500,000
96 Arizona Marcel Yates, DC $503,900
110 Washington Bob Gregory, LBs/STs $491,508
111 Oregon State Kevin Clune, DC $487,500
113 Colorado Brian Lindgren, OC $481,825
127 UCLA Demetrice Martin, DBs $455,000
141 Washington Chris Strausser, OL $441,504
140 Washington Jonathan Smith, OC $441,534
144 Arizona State Chris Thomsen, OL $440,000

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