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One newly signed coordinator is about to make more than half of all head coaches Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
CHAPEL HILL, NC - SEPTEMBER 19: A detailed shot of footballs on the sidelines before the East Carolina Pirates versus North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

LSU just re-upped on defensive coordinator Dave Aranda’s deal to keep him with the team and he is about to make a whole lot of dough. His original contract that he signed in January was paying him $1.3 million, but now he not only gets an increase, but an added job title of associate head coach.

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Here’s Aranda’s pay increase and how that compares to some head coaching salaries:

That’s pretty insane and he seems to be worth it as this past season’s defense was ranked No. 6 in scoring defense (17 points a game) and No. 13 in total defense allowing 323 total yards a game. Aranda’s new deal runs for three years and it is believed that it will make him the highest paid coordinator in the country.

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