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Brian Kelly’s reported salary to become LSU head coach would make him the highest paid in both college and the NFL.
The college football world was left in a state of shock a few hours before the unveiling of the College Football Playoff rankings. Brian Kelly, head coach of Notre Dame Fighting Irish, is reportedly leaving the program to take the LSU Tigers job. The report came from Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel. It has now all wondered what Kelly will receive to lead LSU as their sideline manager.
According to CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd, Kelly’s deal with LSU will give him a salary “in the $ 15 million range.”
Brian Kelly’s reported salary would make him the highest paid coach in football
If that annual salary turns out to be true, Kelly would become the highest paid coach in not only college football, but also in the NFL. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was reported in 2018 by ProFootballTalk to have earned an annual salary of $ 12.5 million. Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the highest paid college football coach this year with a salary of $ 9.5 million. Ed Orgeron, who is parting ways with LSU, earned $ 9 million.
Matt Fortuna and Brody Miller of The Athletic reported Monday night that LSU’s offer to Kelly was for 10 years, “it will take him north for $ 100 million.”
The news that Kelly was traveling to LSU caught many off-guards, including his own assistant coaches. Kelly reportedly sent a message to Notre Dame’s list confirms the news that he is leaving the program and that he would meet with them Tuesday morning.
Regardless of the exact amount, LSU threw the bank to secure Kelly as their next head coach for the foreseeable future, hoping he leads the team to win another national championship.
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