Wednesday morning donuts (12-18-13)

According to the USA Today, Nebraska is getting a pretty good deal when it comes to paying their coach per win.

According to a recent report in the USA Today, Nebraska paid head coach Bo Pelini $371,875 this season for each win – slightly higher than a year ago. The Huskers won eight regular season games and Pelini was paid $2.975 million.

Fellow Big Ten head coach Darrell Hazell of Purdue was the highest paid coach per win in the country, making $2,040,000 this season. The Boilermakers won just one game.

Other notable coaches across the country include: Urban Meyer (Ohio State) - $346,500, Brady Hoke (Michigan) - $379,143, Bill Snyder (Kansas State) - $400,000, Will Muschamp (Florida) - $681,125, Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) - $498,125, and Nick Saban (Alabama) - $490,532.

The best deal in the country came for Northern Illinois, who paid head coach Rod Carey just $31,250 for each win. The Huskies won 12 games this season.

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Abdullah earns All-American status:

The Associated Press named Nebraska junior running back Ameer Abdullah a third-team All-American on Tuesday. Abdullah joined fellow Big Ten running back Carlos Hyde on the list.

Abdullah has rushed for 1,568 yards on 254 carries in 2013. Over the weekend he earned Nebraska MVP honors voted on by his teammates. He also was named Husker Lifter of the Year.

Practices continue for both squads:

The Nebraska media was not invited to attend post-practice in Lincoln on Tuesday, but Georgia head coach Mark Richt did talk after the Bulldogs' session.

"I was really pleased with the practice today," said Richt according to "The guys were focused and they got better. We started off with a lot of energy and we ended that way, too. At times, it was electric with some of the runs, some of the passing and catching, and some of the hits. This is the way we need to keep practicing to get ready for the bowl."

The Nebraska media is expecting another chance to talk with players and head coach Bo Pelini before the Huskers head to Jacksonville.

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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