Sumlin's raise takes him over $3 million

March, 1, 2013
There's a new member of the $3 million club in the SEC.

Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will earn $3.1 million in 2013 after signing a new deal that will run through the 2017 season. He received a $1.1 million raise after making $2 million last year, which placed him among the three lowest-paid coaches in the SEC.

The Aggies are coming off an 11-2 season, including a win against Oklahoma in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

Sumlin is now just ahead of Tennessee's Butch Jones as the fifth-highest paid coach in the SEC. Jones' deal will pay him $3 million per year.

In fact, eight of the 14 head coaches in the SEC are to earn $3 million or more per year.
  • Nick Saban, Alabama -- $5.6 million
  • Les Miles, LSU -- $4.3 million
  • Steve Spurrier, South Carolina -- $3.3 million
  • Bret Bielema, Arkansas -- $3.2 million
  • Mark Richt, Georgia -- $3.2 million
  • Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M -- $3.1 million
  • Butch Jones, Tennessee -- $3 million
  • James Franklin, Vanderbilt -- $3 million-plus*

* Vanderbilt is a private institution and not required to release salary figures, but sources have told that the new deal Franklin signed following his first season at Vanderbilt pays him in excess of $3 million per year.

Chris Low | email

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