Members of the LSU coaching staff were nearly out of work a few weeks ago, but that wasn’t reflected in their paychecks.
LSU’s assistant coaches led the nation in pay this season, according to the USA TODAY Sports college football assistant coaches salary database. It was the fourth consecutive year that LSU’s assistants ranked first in terms of total pay.
The salaries of Cam Cameron, Kevin Steele, Frank Wilson, Ed Orgeron, Bradley Dale Peveto, Jeff Grimes and Tony Ball combined to equal $5.4 million last year.
Cameron, LSU’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, ranked second only to former Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp in total pay. Cameron earned $1,519,73 compared to Muschamp, who made $1.6 million.
Cameron is in his final season of a three-year contract with the university that expires on March 31. His future remains up in the air, as he has yet to receive a contract extension.
Steele, who just finished his first season as the LSU defensive coordinator, made $1,005,00.
LSU was the only program to have two coaches finish in the top 10 among assistant coaches’ salaries.