College football is big business, and coaching salaries seem to increase significantly each year.
The 5 highest-paid coaches made more than $30.5 million this past season, according to the latest income figures from USA Today.
Who tops the list of highest-paid college football coaches? Find out.
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Nick Saban (University of Alabama)
2015 total pay: $7,087,481
Nick Saban has won 4 national championships with the Crimson Tide, in addition to winning 1 as the head coach of LSU in 2003. Saban joined Paul “Bear” Bryant as the only 2 coaches to win 5 national titles in the modern era. In addition, Fortune ranked Saban No. 11 in its annual list of the world’s greatest leaders.
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Jim Harbaugh (University of Michigan)
2015 total pay: $7,004,000
Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to a 10-3 record in his first year as head coach. The Wolverines capped off their successful season with a 41-7 rout of the 19th-ranked Florida Gators in the Citrus Bowl.
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Urban Meyer (Ohio State University)
2015 total pay: $5,860,000
When Urban Meyer led the Buckeyes to the 2014 national championship, he joined Nick Saban as the only 2 coaches to win titles at 2 schools. Meyer previously won 2 championships as head coach of the Florida Gators.
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Bob Stoops (University of Oklahoma)
2015 total pay: $5,400,000
Bob Stoops has left a major mark in his 17 years as Oklahoma’s head coach. He led the Sooners to an undefeated season and a national championship in 2000. In 2013, he passed Barry Switzer to become the winningest coach in Sooners history. He also coached Heisman Trophy winners Jason White and Sam Bradford.
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Jimbo Fisher (Florida State University)
2015 total pay: $5,150,000
Since Jimbo Fisher took the head coaching job in Tallahassee, Florida State has been a fixture in the top 25. Fisher led the Seminoles to a national championship in 2013, a year in which his starting quarterback, Jameis Winston, won the Heisman Trophy.