Report: Brady Hoke is nation's 12th-highest paid coach, down from 8th last year
Michigan coach Brady Hoke won 11 games and a BCS game in his debut season. He's in the thick of a Big Ten title hunt with one game left this season.
He secured a top-10 recruiting class for this year, and is expected to ink another in February.
But he's sliding down the pay scale.
Hoke is making $3,046,120, according to the report. That's down from his reported $3,254,000 last year.
He is the third-highest paid coach in the Big Ten, trailing Ohio State's Urban Meyer ($4.3 million) and Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($3.835 million). The Big Ten average is just more than $2 million.
Alabama's Nick Saban is the nation's highest-paid cocach at $5,316,667. He's followed in the top 10 by Texas' Mack Brown, Oklahoma's Bob Stopps, Meyer, LSU's Les Miles, Ferentz, South Carolina's Steve Spurrier, Auburn's Gene Chizik, Oregon's Chip Kelly and TCU's Gary Patterson.