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USA Today has released its annual list of FBS assistant salaries

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USA Today released its always-excellent, always-helpful list of FBS assistant coaching salaries... and it's already obsolete. The first- and third-highest paid assistants in college football are no longer assistants.

Regardless, the list is always full of interesting information, so let's dive right in.

Ten Highest-Paid Assistants in 2015
1. Will Muschamp, Auburn - $1.6 million
2. Cam Cameron, LSU - $1.5 million
Kirby Smart, Alabama - $1.5 million
John Chavis, Texas A&M - $1.5 million
5. Brent Venables, Clemson - $1.404 million
6. Todd Grantham, Louisville - $1.3 million
Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia - $1.3 million
8. Brent Key, Central Florida - $1.04 million
9. Kevin Steele, LSU - $1.005 million
10. Phil Bennett, Baylor - $980,000

In addition to boasting the four highest-paid staffs (LSU, Auburn, Alabama and Texas A&M in that order), the SEC contains the top four, five of the top seven and six of the top 10 highest-paid assistants in college football.

Let's break down the five highest-paid assistants by conference.

ACC
1. Brent Venables, Clemson - $1.404 million
2. Todd Grantham, Louisville - $1.3 million
3. Bud Foster, Virginia Tech - $900,000
4. Garrick McGee, Louisville - $850,000
5. Ted Roof, Georgia Tech - $750,000

Big Ten
1. Mike Locksley, Maryland - $891,000
2. Tim Drevno, Michigan - $880,000
D.J. Durkin, Michigan - $880,000
4. Luke Fickell, Ohio State - $640,000
5. Tracy Claeys, Minnesota - $616,000

Big 12
1. Phil Bennett, Baylor - $980,000
2. Mike Stoops, Oklahoma - $850,000
3. Vance Bedford, Texas - $800,000
4. Tony Gibson, West Virginia - $650,000
Shawn Watson, Texas - $650,000

Pac-12
1. Mike Norvell, Arizona State - $950,000
2. Noel Mazzonne, UCLA - $860,000
3. Adrian Klemm, UCLA - $760,000
4. Scott Frost, Oregon - $755,000
5. Kalani Sitake, Oregon State - $730,000

SEC
1. Will Muschamp, Auburn - $1.6 million
2. Cam Cameron, LSU - $1.5 million
Kirby Smart, Alabama - $1.5 million
John Chavis, Texas A&M - $1.5 million
5. Jeremy Pruitt, Georgia - $1.3 million

American
1. Brent Key, Central Florida - $1.04 million
2. Todd Orlando, Houston - $501,000
3. Rick Smith, East Carolina - $405,000
4. Eddie Gran, Cincinnati - $370,000
5. Tom Allen, South Florida - $350,000

Conference USA
1. Nick Holt, Western Kentucky - $303,000
2. Tyrone Nix, Middle Tennessee - $300,000
3. Chuck Heater, Marshall - $215,000
4. Scott Stoker, UTEP - $203,000
Patrick Higgins, UTEP - $203,000

MAC
1. Rob Ianello, Buffalo - $210,000
Kirk Ciarrocca, Western Michigan - $210,000
Ed Pinkham, Western Michigan - $210,000
4. Tom Massela, Massachusetts - $200,000
5. Chuck Amato, Akron - $199,000

Mountain West
1. Will Friend, Colorado State - $500,000
2. Marcel Yates, Boise State - $333,000
3. Eliah Drinkwitz, Boise State - $305,000
4. Jeff Horton, San Diego State - $300,000
Tyson Summers, Colorado State - $300,000

Sun Belt
1. Vic Koenning, Troy - $250,000
2. Bryant Vincent, South Alabama - $226,000
3. Jay Johnson, Louisiana-Lafayette - $210,000
4. Walter Bell, Arkansas State - $205,000
5. Glen Elarbee, Arkansas State - $200,000

See the full list here.

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