ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — LSU's Dave Aranda and Matt Canada, at a combined $3.3 million this year, are believed to be the highest-paid coordinator duo in college football.
Now there's a trio of assistants in Michigan topping a million each.
Dave Aranda isn’t the only assistant on new coach Ed Orgeron’s staff making the big bucks.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's defensive coordinator Don Brown and offensive coordinator Tim Drevno have been retained with contracts worth more than $10 million combined over the next five years. Passing coordinator Pep Hamilton was lured away from the Cleveland Browns with a $4.25 million, four-year deal.
Terms of their deals were obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press with a Freedom of Information Act request.
Brown's contract calls for him to make $1 million annually in the first four years and $1.4 million in 2021.Drevno's deal is worth $1 million each year. Hamilton's salary will be $1 million in the first three years of his deal before getting a bump to $1.25 million in 2020.
LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is set to make $1.5 million per year as part of a three-year contract that he and the school agreed upon, according to documents obtained by The Advocate.
Aranda signed a new three-year contract in December paying him $1.8 million per year this season. He's expected to be the highest-paid assistant in the country.
Canada's salary would have made him the second-highest paid assistant last year behind Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis, according to numbers compiled by USA Today.
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