ATHENS — Georgia coach Kirby Smart is due for a raise, and that number figures to be climbing with each step the sixth-year head coach takes up the College Football Playoff Championship ladder.
The No. 1-ranked Bulldogs (10-0. 8-0 SEC) are considered a virtual lock for the College Football Playoffs, even in the event they were to lose in the SEC Championship Game on Dec. 4.
That’s not the plan, mind you. Smart has kept his program laser-focused through a slew of injuries, a quarterback change and the suspension of a team captain.
Alabama coach Nick Saban sets the bar for coaching salaries at $9.75 million per year, but Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher recently had his contract extended four years through 2031 and will make more than $9 million per year.
Michigan State’s Mel Tucker has just 29 games as a head coach under his belt, but the former Georgia defensive coordinator is reportedly on the verge of agreeing to a 10-year, $95 million contract.
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