Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin will get paid $1.4 million over an eight-month period until Feb. 28, 2017, according to a minor extension to the third and final year of his current deal. The compensation approved Friday marks the most money Alabama has directly paid Kiffin, who had previously seen his salary offset by his USC buyout that recently expired.
Kiffin was paid $680,000 in his first two seasons at Alabama and was scheduled to make $714,000 in 2016. Kiffin made $2.7 million from USC in 2014 during his first year out of the Trojans’ job.
Kiffin’s new pro-rated salary at Alabama would amount to $2.1 million over a full year. The highest-paid assistant in college football during the 2015 season was then-Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp ($1.6 million), according to USA Today’s salary database. The most expensive offensive coordinator was LSU’s Cam Cameron ($1.5 million).
Kiffin now becomes the highest-paid Alabama assistant coach. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt makes $1 million. Kiffin’s contract also includes Alabama paying for monthly membership dues at the North River Yacht Club.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Raise makes Lane Kiffin the highest-paid assistant at Alabama