Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 1/23/13
The University of Louisville Alumni Association personnel committee has voted unanimously to extend head football coach Charlie Strong’s contract. Strong’s new contract is for eight years at $3.7 million per year. This does not include the achievement bonuses. Strong earned more than $300,000 in achievement bonuses for the 2012 season. He was previously earning $2.3 million per year. Strong has a very hefty $5 buyout if he decides to leave for another job in 2013. This new contract makes Strong the seventh highest paid coach in college football. He is currently the highest paid coach in the Big East and will be the highest paid coach when Louisville enters the ACC in 2014.  Coach  School  Conf.  Base Pay Nick Saban Alabama SEC $5,316,667 Mack Brown Texas Big 12 $5,292,500 Bob Stoops Oklahoma Big 12 $4,550,000 Urban Meyer Ohio State Big Ten $4,250,000 Kirk Ferentz Iowa Big Ten $3,835,000 Les Miles LSU SEC $3,751,000 Charlie St...
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