… There were reports Monday that the Auburn offensive coordinator had decided to stay at the school for $1.3 per year. That’s $200,000 less than what he would have earned at Vanderbilt (that $3 million per year deal was off).
The move likely saves Malzahn’s career — Vandy is a notorious coach killer — and makes him what is believed to be the highest paid assistant in the country.
How high? A quick check of USA Today’s head coaching salary database shows that Malzahn now makes more per year than the base salaries of half the coaches in the country (61 schools). Ten schools did not provide salary information to the paper.
Vice Chancellor David Williams versus Jimmy Sexton? Vandy never had a chance. But every coach in the conference thanks them for trying.