As a great philosopher once stated: "Mo Money Mo Problems."
We'll have to ask Alabama's Nick Saban if he agrees after receiving a three-year extension this week.
Let's get to the goods: According to ESPN, Saban will enjoy a $4 million signing bonus while watching his bank account inflate by $6.725 million in salary this year. After taking home another $400,000 simply for completing the 2017 season, Saban's total compensation for the year will be $11.125 million.
And this is why the Crimson Tide head coach doesn't need to return to the NFL to make this kind of money.
Saban's new deal has us wondering who the other top-paid FBS coaches are out there. As a way to compare and contrast what different coaches make at different universities, we also give you the three lowest-paid coaches in the FBS as well.
Three Highest-Paid FBS Coaches
$6,095,000: Urban Meyer – Ohio State
$6,750,000: Nick Saban – Alabama
Apparently this is what happens when you win four national titles – including just missing out on a fifth – since joining the Tide in 2007.
As amazing as he is, let's enjoy watching him meltdown a few years back after a false start.
$9,004,000: Jim Harbaugh – Michigan
The man with 1,001 khakis is raking in over $9 million per year according to the fantastic USA Today Coaches Salaries Tool.
It's hard to argue with the man's success with the Wolverines thus far. They were probably playoff bound last year were it not for the season-ending, double OT loss to Ohio State, and the same can be said for a 2015 campaign that was derailed by a last-second punting meltdown against Michigan State.
If Harbaugh can get his squad past Florida in a tough 2017 season opener, don't be surprised to see him earn his salary by leading his boys to the playoffs.
Three Lowest-Paid FBS Coaches
$400,008: Nick Rolovich – Hawaii
The former Hawaii stud quarterback and eventual coordinator rejoined the school after a successful stint at Nevada. He lead the Warriors to the postseason in his debut campaign, including a 2016 Hawaii Bowl victory.
$390,000: Matt Viator – Louisiana-Monroe
After constant success at FCS school McNeese State (78-33), Viator is currently looking to rebuild a Louisiana-Monroe squad that hasn't won a conference title since 2005.
$376,044: Doug Martin – New Mexico State
Coach Martin has easily one of the toughest jobs in all of the FBS. The Aggies haven't been to the postseason since the 1960 Sun Bowl and will be playing without a conference starting in 2018 after the Sun Belt gave them the boot.