The highest paid college football coaches in the country

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Top 10 highest-paid college football coaches. (KTRK)

In 1901, Fielding Yost was paid $2,300 to coach the Michigan Wolverines, in 2017 Jim Harbaugh will make $7 million to coach the same football team.

College football coaches are often the highest paid state employees even making more money than the president of their universities.

Here's a look at the highest paid college football coaches.

1. Nick Saban, Alabama - $11,132,000
2. Dabo Swinney, Clemson - $8,526,800
3. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M - $7,500,000
4. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan - $7,004,000
5. Urban Meyer, Ohio State - $6,431,240
6. Rich Rodriguez, Arizona - $6,031,563

7. David Shaw, Stanford - $5,680,441
8. Tom Herman, Texas - $5,486,316
9. Gary Patterson, TCU - $5,0104,077
10. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M - $5,000,000 (fired)

In case you're wondering if Fielding Yost was worth the $2,300 a year salary. Yost coached the Wolverines for 28 years and led them to six National Championships, compiling a record of 180-37-11.

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