Florida not only broke the bank for new head coach Dan Mullen, they're shelling out big bucks for Todd Grantham, one of the most revered defensive coaches in college football.
Grantham began his coaching career in college before hopping to the NFL for more than a decade (1999-2009). He returned to college in 2010 as Mark Richt's defensive coordinator at Georgia. In 2014, he jumped to Louisville and, in 2017, he was lured to Mississippi State by Dan Mullen.
Grantham, 51, then followed Mullen to Florida, where he is the highest-paid assistant coach in program history and one of the highest-paid assistants in college football history.
According to Only Gators, Grantham is slated to earn $1.39 million this year. It's still less than some other assistants across the country, including LSU's Dave Aranda ($1.8 million in 2017), but he is still paid more than nearly half of FBS head coaches. Though all 2018 salaries are not yet available, more than 50 head coaches, including South Florida's Charlie Strong ($1 million) made less than $1.39 million in 2017.