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It's no surprise that Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college football according to a new report by USA Today.

Saban has a total yearly salary of $5,545,852.

Right behind Saban is Texas head coach Mack Brown. The embattled Longhorns coach has a total package of $5,453,750.

Number three might just surprise you. You would think it's a safe bet that it might be Les Miles, Urban Meyer or Bob Stoops, right? Nope, it's Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema. His total salary? $5,158,863 a year.

LSU head coach Les Miles is the seventh highest paid college coach in the country with a total pay of $4,459,363.

Ahead of Miles is Saban, Brown, Bielema, Butch Jones, Stoops and Meyer.

Click here to read the complete USA Today report and see how ULM head coach Todd Berry's contract compares to that of Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban.

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