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LSU's Dave Aranda, Matt Canada rank first, fourth among college assistant salaries: report

LSU's Dave Aranda, Matt Canada rank first, fourth among college assistant salaries: report

No school pays its coordinators more than LSU.


LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda was the top-paid assistant coach in college football in 2017, with LSU offensive coordinator the fourth-highest paid, according to a USA Today database posted Wednesday.


Aranda, who completes his second season at the school with the Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl, earned $1.8 million for the season, with Canada earning $1.5 million in his first season at the school. Their combined $3.3 million is more than any other pair of coordinators.


Only Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venebles ($1.7 million) and Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis ($1.6 million) ranked between the two LSU assistants.


The database also listed LSU's total assistant salary pool of $5.915 million second nationally only to Alabama's $5.995 million. The next-most among SEC schools was Florida at $4.997 million, which ranked fifth nationally.


Here's a listing of all SEC schools total assistant salaries: 


Alabama $5.995 million
LSU $5.915 million
Florida $4.997 million
Auburn $4.875 million
Texas A&M $4.818 million
Tennessee $4.655 million
Georgia $4.565 million
Ole Miss $4.075 million
Kentucky $4.025 million
South Carolina $4 million
Arkansas $3.947 million
Missouri $3.778 million
Mississippi State $3.185 million
Vanderbilt N/A

Here's a listing of all LSU assistant coaches and where they rank nationally:


Dave Aranda, defensive coordinator, $1.8 million (first)
Matt Canada, offensive coordinator, $1.5 million (fourth)
Tommie Robinson, running backs, $575,000 (72nd)
Jeff Grimes, offensive line, $560,000 (75th)
Corey Raymond, defensive backs, $410,000 (172nd)
Steve Ensminger, tight ends, $335,000 (263rd)
Pete Jenkins, defensive line, $300,000 (317th)
Mickey Joseph, wide receivers, $240,000 (428th)
Dennis Johnson, linebackers, $190,000 (523rd)

See the full database here.