When it comes to coaching $$, the SEC is just getting started

**–In January of 2007, Alabama hired Nick Saban as its head football coach for $32 million over eight years.
**–After winning the BCS national championship in January of 2008, LSU football coach Les Miles has his contract redrawn to guarantee that he will be the highest paid football coach in the SEC. In 2008 Saban made $3.75 million. Miles contract called for him to make exactly $1,000 more. And that will remain the case during the life of Miles’ five-year contract.

**–In 2009 Tennessee athletics director Mike Hamilton pulled out his checkbook to give new head coach Lane Kiffin the all-star staff that he wanted. That staff, beginning with the over $1 million for defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, will collectively earn an unprecedented $3.325 million this season.