Winning has its perks in big-time college football, and never is that more evident than news today courtesy of Darren Rovell that the Alabama coaching staff will collectively receive $1.27 million in bonuses for winning the College Football Playoff title this week
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the news is that head coach Nick Saban is slated to receive only the fifth-most amount of moolah out of the entire staff.
What is especially interesting is that former New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley — he of the awful 2-26 career record in Albuquerque from 2009 to 2011 — made more than arguably the greatest head coach in the history of college football and the SEC.
Here's the top five led by new Tennessee head coach and now former defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt.
Complete List of Alabama Head Coaching Bonuses
Check out the rather nice bonuses these gentlemen shall be receiving for their efforts in the Crimson Tide's 26-23 overtime win over the Georgia Bulldogs.
|Jeremy Pruitt||Defensive Coordinator||$234,000|
|Brian Daboll||Offensive Coordinator||$216,000|
|Tosh Lupoi||Co-Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers||$171,000|
|Mike Locksley||Co-Offensive Coordinator||$108,000|
|Nick Saban||Head Coach||$100,000|
|Scott Cochran||Strength Coach||$96,300|
|Burton Burns||Running Backs||$88,200|
|Brent Key||Offensive Line||$72,000|
|Joe Pannunzio||Special Teams/Tight Ends||$67,500|