Does the national title automatically make Coach O highest-paid?

Chris Miller
January 16, 2020 - 10:49 am

Now that LSU has made its improbable run to the national title, what does this mean for football coach Ed Orgeron's pay? 

Coach O is far from the highest-paid coach in college football, even with the contract extension he signed last spring. 

LSU board of supervisors member Jay Blossman tells us Orgeron's base salary is around four million dollars, "and with the bonuses, it goes to $5.2 (million) by winning it all."

Blossman said that unlike some coaches, Coach O's contract doesn't automatically make him the highest paid coach in college football by winning the championship. 

"I guess Saban started that, now Dabo Swinney, so whoever wins goes to the top," said Blossman, "but I'm not aware of that in Coach O's contract."

As for any changes that might be coming to Orgeron's salary, Blossman says it's wait-and-see.

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