Clay Travis Unpacks Skyrocketing Coaching Contracts, Kirby Smart’s $112.5M Deal

Kirby Smart scored a $112.5 million deal, and Clay Travis unpacked the rate at which coaching contracts are skyrocketing on OutKick The Show.

“He will make over $10 million a year for each of the next ten years, going all the way up to 12 and a half, I believe, in the final year of that ten year deal. That is not a bad spot to find yourself in,” Clay said. “If you are Kirby Smart, the coaching salaries continue to skyrocket.”

GEORGIA’S KIRBY SMART IS AMONG HIGHEST PAID COLLEGE FOOTBALL COACHES AT $10.2 MILLION A YEAR

“I believe I’m correct in this that Steve Spurrier was the first head coach to make a million a year in college football, and I believe he made a million a year in 1998,” Clay said.

“Now, I know that the overall rate of inflation is right now at 9.1%. So we’ve had a lot of inflation since 1998, but we got a lot of coaches making in the neighborhood of $10 million or more more per year. It’s money well spent because I guarantee you Georgia would have paid $100 million to win a national championship, their first since 1980.”

KIRBY SMART MAKES IT CLEAR: GEORGIA WILL BE THE TEAM DOING THE HUNTING THIS YEAR

“And they’re probably going to win another national championship because Georgia continues to recruit at an incredibly high level. And I don’t see any reason why Kirby Smart’s team is not going to be perpetually in the top ten in the years ahead.”

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  1. It’s all “monopoly money” … Spurrier’s $1,000,000 was and Kirby’s $10M is … and whoever is the first to $15M will be. “They say” a 5-star 18 y/o QB is now worth $1,000,000 in NIL bucks ???
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    … the 10th man on many NBA rosters might make as much as Kirby … or soon will. Deshaun Watson and Kelvin Murray now make Sultan of Brunei dollars and neither one of them will ever have a bust in Canton. … O’ Where have you gone Johnny U and YA Tittle? … If the crazy economics of sports bothers one … one should consider another avocation … I choose fishing.
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