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Here’s which Texas college football coaches made the most money last season

Gary Patterson is entering his 18th season as TCU’s head coach in 2018.
Gary Patterson is entering his 18th season as TCU’s head coach in 2018. rmallison@star-telegram.com

College football season is in full swing.

And now we know how much the leading men roving the sidelines are making.

So which coach in the state of Texas makes the most?

High school football coaches at the state’s biggest suburban high schools will make an average salary of $104,000 this year

According to a USA Today report, the top spot belongs to Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher. The Aggies’ head coach will bring in $7.5 million and also makes the fourth-most of any coach in the country.

Tom Herman makes the second-most of any coach in the state and the ninth-most of any coach in the nation. The Longhorns’ head coach will make $5.5 million this season.

TCU’s Gary Patterson will make $4,840,717 this season. That places him third in the state and 14th in the nation.

Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury is set to earn $3,703,975. That places him fourth in Texas and 30th nationally.

Seth Littrell of North Texas makes $1,425,000, which makes him the sixth highest-paid coach in the state and the 75th highest paid coach in the nation.

Here’s the list of Texas coaches salaries for 2018 and where they rank on USAToday’s report.

4. Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M, $7.5 million

9. Tom Herman, Texas, $5.5 million

14. Gary Patterson, TCU, $4,840,717

30. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech, $3,703,975

67. Major Applewhite, Houston, $1,750,000

75. Seth Littrell, North Texas, $1,425,000

98. Dana Dimel, Texas-El Paso, $700,000

99. Everett Withers, Texas State, $700,000

Alabama’s Nick Saban was the highest-paid coach in college football last season. He earned $8,307,000.

The salaries for Baylor head coach Matt Rhule and Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren were not listed.

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