USA Today releases complete list of assistant coach salaries
In case there was any doubt, the B1G is definitely not the SEC.
It isn’t in terms of money thrown at assistant coaches, anyway.
That was clear with USA Today’s release of the assistant coaching staff salaries in college football. Believe it or not, the B1G didn’t have a single team that ranked in the top seven in spending while the SEC had the first six teams.
You probably wouldn’t be able to guess the highest paid assistant in the B1G in 2015. It was actually Maryland’s Mike Locksley, who received a $250,000 supplement when he took the interim coaching position following the firing of Randy Edsall. And ironically, former Michigan defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin was the one who followed him at $880,000 and now he’s the head coach at Maryland.
Overall, there were no major surprises, except for the fact that Nebraska pays its coaches more than both Iowa and Michigan State.
To see every coach’s salary, click here.
Here are the national rankings for every B1G team that provided this information:
8. Michigan — $4,248,667
9. Ohio State — $4,025,950
19. Nebraska — $3,450,000
24. Michigan State — $3,195,154
27. Iowa — $3,049,072
31. Minnesota — $2,932,000
35. Maryland — $2,783,000
40. Wisconsin — $2,632,200
41. Rutgers — $2,609,450
47. Indiana — $2,317,478
49. Purdue — $2,245,000
56. Illinois — $2,011,208
Northwestern — N/A
Penn State — N/A