Alabama football coach Nick Saban will be paid $11.125M (why is the third decimal point necessary?) this season under a 3 year contract extension that includes a $4M signing bonus. Altogether, the 8 years deal running thru Jan 31,2025 is scheduled to pay Saban $65M, not including incentive bonuses that could total $770k/year.
So, I love FBS football and want to stay at the level of MWC/CUSA/Sun Belt competition. But please don't tell me there aren't already 2 totally separate divisions in FBS, those of the SEC and B10 world which is called the P5, and those of everyone else. I hope everyday we can cling to the G5 level of FBS, but I found that salary almost unbelievable, even for the SEC.
Article is in USA Today.
For NMSU perspective, we pay Jans $250k this year and Martin makes around $300k.