Mike Gundy is the 10th-highest paid college football coach, according to a USA Today database that updated Wednesday.
The Oklahoma State coach is making $5 million annually, which is tied with Illinois’ Lovie Smith, Nebraska’s Scott Frost and Florida State’s Willie Taggert.
Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley is 16th on the list, making $4.8 million a season. Gundy is the second-highest paid Big 12 coach, trailing Texas’ Tom Herman. The Longhorns’ coach makes $5.5 million annually, which is 9th-most in college football.
The third-highest paid Big 12 coach is Gary Patterson. He’s making $4,840,717 this season, which is 14th among college coaches.
The lowest paid Big 12 coach is Kansas’ David Beaty, with a salary of a little more than $1.7 million this season.
Nick Saban leads the pack, making $8,307,000 million this season. Following Saban are Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn.
13 coaches are making make at least $5 million this season.