Will Kirby Smart be SEC’s highest-paid coach? Contract details expected to be released this week

ATHENS —Kirby Smart has agreed in principle to terms of a multi-year contract extension that ranks among the richest in college football and is expected to be released this week.

University of Georgia President Jere Morehead disclosed as much at the school’s spring athletics board meeting, saying on May 26 that the contract was expected to be finalized “over the next few weeks.”

GRIFFITH: Georgia should pay Kirby Smart at least $10 million annually and feel good about it

Since Morehead revealed Smart’s contract had been sent to the board for final approval, Georgia has released details of raises given to offensive coordinator Todd Monken (from $1.25 million to $2 million annually) and tight ends coach Todd Hartley (from $450,000 to $650,000).

The updated UGA assistant coaching pool salary stands at $8.175 million.


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