College assistants getting paid like the pros

Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart got a bump from $360,000 to $750,000 after Tennessee and Georgia courted him.

Tennessee lured Boise State coordinator Justin Wilcox to run its defense for $600,000.

South Carolina bumped defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson’s salary from $350,000 to $700,000 after he was wooed by Tennessee.

Auburn increased the salary of offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn from $350,000 to $500,000.