Florida coach Urban Meyer not mired in economy

Remember when Alabama coach Nick Saban was the third highest paid college coach in the country? Remember way back to, oh, two days ago?
No more. Florida head coach Urban Meyer just jumped him, agreeing to a new contract with Florida that pays him $24 million over six years. With the stroke of a pen, Meyer went from the seventh best-paid coach in college football to the third; from making $3.4 million a year to an even $4 million per. Just in time, too, what with the kids going back to school and that tax-free shopping weekend coming up.

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