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Sports Alabama's Steve Sarkisian equals top-paid college football assistant with raise to $2.5 million

00:21  06 august  2020
00:21  06 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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While Elliott and Sarkisian got pay raises heading into 2020, offensive coordinator salaries still lag behind The top six highest- paid coordinators in college football in 2019 were all defensive coordinators as Steele got a contract extension this offseason that bumped his salary to $ 2 . 5 million .

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The University of Alabama Board of Trustees approved raises for several Alabama assistant football coaches on Wednesday, including an $850,000 increase for offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who is now scheduled to make $2.5 million annually.

The new deal ties Sarkisian with Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele as the highest-paid college football assistant this season. Sarkisian continues to have the benefit of a low-interest $500,000 loan that he will have to repay once his employment ends.

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While Elliott and Sarkisian got pay raises heading into 2020, offensive coordinator salaries still lag behind The top six highest- paid coordinators in college football in 2019 were all defensive coordinators as Steele got a contract extension this offseason that bumped his salary to $ 2 . 5 million .

Of the seven returning Alabama football assistant coaches, six got extensions and raises . The only contract not amended Tuesday was offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin' s . Defensive coordinator Kirby Smart remains the highest paid assistant with his salary moving to . 5 million from .35 million .

Sarkisian and Steele are two of five college football assistants making more than $2 million this season. Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables ($2.4 million), LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini ($2.3 million) and Texas A&M defensive coordinator Mike Elko ($2.1 million) are the other three.

Steve Sarkisian et al. standing in front of a crowd: Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday October 12, 2019. © Mickey Welsh Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday October 12, 2019.

Contracts for new strength coaches Matt Rhea and David Ballou were also approved. Ballou will earn $500,000 in his first year, with Rhea earning $450,000. Both will receive $25,000 raises in their second year.

Alabama special teams coordinator Jeff Banks received a one-year extension and a $75,000 raise to $725,000. Defensive coordinator Pete Golding received an extension and a $25,000 raise to $1.225 million.

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Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been named the Atlanta Falcons’ next coordinator, the Sarkisian was named Alabama ’ s full-time coordinator after the Tide’s victory over Washington in the Peach Bowl As a coordinator and assistant , Sark’s been part of several elite college offenses.

Ohio State released salaries for college football assistant coaches that saw several get pay increases and the total compensation surpass million . Steve Berkowitz. USA TODAY. LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda is scheduled to make $ 2 . 5 million in 2018. This past season, 15 assistant coaches made at least that amount, including three at Michigan, two at LSU and two at Alabama .

New hire Freddie Roach received a three-year contract at $700,000 per year. Other assistants received one-year extensions and $25,000 increases.

The total compensation for the 10 Alabama football assistants this season is set to be $8.85 million, an increase of more than $1.3 million from last season. That figure is likely to be the highest payroll for an assistant coaching staff in college football.

The contract of head coach Nick Saban, which was extended in July 2018 and runs through 2025, was not on the agenda of this Board of Trustees meeting.

Men’s basketball assistant coach Antoine Pettway received a one-year extension at $325,000.

Alabama is not the only college football power where new coaching contracts or raises have been finalized in the past two weeks. Oklahoma finalized a new six-year contract with head coach Lincoln Riley last week.

Contributing: Steve Berkowitz

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Steve Sarkisian is back coaching in college football just having been hired as the new offensive coordinator at Alabama replacing his old buddy, Lane Kiffin. Alabama announced the hiring moments ago moving Sark from his previously held position as "offensive consultant" to full time

Steve Sarkisian by their choice and former assistant offensive line coach and prospective game management assistant Kyle Flood moved on by As expected, both of the former Falcons assistants have landed on Nick Saban’ s staff at the University of Alabama . It is Sarkisian ’ s second stint at the

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