Georgia’s Smart among nation’s highest-paid football coaches

Georgia coach Kirby Smart is in the top five of total compensation for 2019 based on USA Today's annual look at college football coaching salaries in the country.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart ranks fifth in total compensation for college football coaches in the country, according to a study by USA Today.

Smart, in his fourth season as Bulldogs' head coach, has a 2019 total compensation figure of $6.9 million according to the publication's annual review of coaches' compensation. Smart has a 38-11 record as Georgia's coach, including 6-1 this season, with two SEC East titles and the 2017 conference championship.

Here are the top four on the list:

- Dabo Swinney, Clemson: $9.3 million

- Nick Saban, Alabama: $8.9 million

- Jim Harbaugh, Michigan: $7.5 million

- Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M: $7.5 million

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