Never mind what Alabama’s national-title run did for its assistant coach’s resumés; The 14-1 season had a real effect on the staff’s bank accounts, too.
USA Today’s Steve Berkowitz reported that the Crimson Tide’s nine on-field coaches collected “just under” $1.1 million in performance bonuses this season, including $250,000 for defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and roughly $150,000 for offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
Strength coach Scott Cochran also picked up $92,400 for his efforts.
USAToday.com‘s Nate Scott explained how the money was dished out: assistants received a 4 percent bonus for making the SEC Championship game, and then an 18 percent “bowl bonus” for winning the national title game.
Smart will collect his hefty bonus check and then head off to Georgia, where he takes over as head coach at $3.75 million per year.
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