Being a college head coach can be a very lucrative business. Plenty of head coaches make more than seven figures, with some, such as Alabama’s Nick Saban, making more than $7 million annually.
However, some of the assistants don’t make quite as much. And one high profile analyst for the Crimson Tide makes nowhere near as much as Saban.
Steve Sarkisian, the former USC head coach, is making $35,000 a year in his role as analyst at the the University of Alabama, per Al.com‘s John Talty. That is a huge difference from what Sarkisian made at USC, which was a reported $4.25 million per year.
Sarkisian’s salary is similar to other analyst roles on the Alabama staff. Per Al.com, former Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley is making $45,000 per year.
Sarkisian joined the Alabama staff in September after he had been fired by USC. Sarkisian filed a $30 million wrongful termination suit against USC after he had been fired in October instead of being allowed to be treated for his alcohol problems.
No. 1 Alabama travels to No. 16 Arkansas on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.