New Florida coach Dan Mullen will receive a contract worth $6 million a year for six years, putting him among the highest paid coaches in college football, The Sun has learned.
Mullen had a deal at Mississippi State that ran through 2021 and paid him $4.5 million a year.
Florida also got off cheap on Mullen’s buyout from Mississippi State, only having to pay $500,000. This year already, college football coaches have been fired to the tune of more than $60 million in buyouts.
Mullen replaced former UF coach Jim McElwain, who was fired Oct. 29 and making $4.5 million a year.
Alabama’s Nick Saban is the highest paid coach in college football at just over $11 million a year.