SEC schools aren’t the only ones who can lay down the cash when they need to.
Michigan showed just how much it wanted offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier when it hired him away Alabama, raising his salary by $150,000, according to AL.com.
Nussmeier will make at least $830,000 in his first season with the Wolverines. His salary will increase to $860,000 in his second year and $880,000 in 2016. The three-year deal is worth $2.57 million. If he stays at Michigan for three seasons, Nussmeier will receive a one-time bonus of $200,000.
Nussmeier made $680,000 in his final season in Tuscaloosa and was set to make the same in 2014.
Both he and Wolverines defensive coordinator Greg Mattison ($850,000 annually) are in the top six in pay among assistant coaches nationally.
Nussmeier was hired this past January to replace Al Borges, who made $630,000 in 2013.
Is he worth it? Well, Nussmeier as an offensive coordinator has never produced an offense that finished in the top 30 nationally in yards per game. You be the judge.