Raise sends Dan Mullen into SEC West’s $4 million club

All of the SEC West coaches are making $4 million a year now that Dan Mullen has joined the club. (AP photo).

All of the SEC West coaches are making $4 million a year now that Dan Mullen has joined the club. (AP photo).

Dan Mullen rounds out the group.

All seven SEC West coaches are slated to make at least $4 million this fall, with Alabama’s Nick Saban leading the way — and the country — at $7.1 6 million a year.

This is from FootballScoop.com:

Mullen’s long-awaited extension means that $4 million is now the cost of doing business in the SEC West. Thanks to a scheduled raise for Auburn’s Gus Malzahn and extensions for Ole Miss’ Hugh Freeze and Arkansas’ Bret Bielema, the entire division will reach the $4 million barrier this fall. Every single SEC West coach has received an extension over the last 24 months. Les Miles is working on the oldest contract in the division, with an extension approved way back on Feb. 1, 2013.

Mississippi State announced a four-year extension for Mullen that will play him $4 million this season and an average yearly salary of $4,275,000.

The Bulldogs are 46-31 in six seasons under Mullen and are coming off one of the best seasons in school history. They started 9-0 and reached No. 1 before losing three of their final four games to finish 10-3.


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