You win an SEC title and play in the BCS title game, you can expect some new loot to be flowing your way. And it’s raining bucks at Auburn. End result: another SEC coordinator is making more than Mike Bobo.
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee received the biggest raise among the assistant coaches: An increase of $250,000 to $600,000 annually with a two-year contract extension to June 2017.
Where does that place Bobo now – middle of the pack in SEC offensive coordinator pay? Hell, even Rodney Garner (three-year contract through June 2017, $550,000 annually) is making about as much as Bobo.
Malzahn’s staff earned $3,495,000 in salary last season not including bonuses, ranking fifth nationally and third in the SEC behind LSU ($4,565,803) and Alabama ($4,462,700), according to USA TODAY Sports. The same group will earn $4.32 million in 2014.
I hope the reserve fund sends Richt a Christmas card.