LSU pays its assistant coaching staff a total of $6.42 million, which ranks fifth in the nation and second in the Southeastern Conference.

The highest-paid assistant staff in the nation is Ohio State, with a total salary of $7,383,938, and Texas A&M leads the SEC with a total assistant staff salary of $6,789,640

Aranda's $2.5 million-per-year salary is higher than the total staff salary of the entire Central Florida coaching staff ($2,345,018).

No. 11 LSU (9-3) plays No. 8 UCF (12-0) in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1.