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Bang for the buck: Six college football assistant coaches who deserve big payday


Since being hired away from the New Orleans Saints last January, LSU wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Joe Brady has revamped the Tigers' offensive scheme, helped mold the runaway Heisman Trophy favorite in quarterback Joe Burrow and played an instrumental role in the program's surge to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings.

And he's done all of this while drawing a salary of $410,000, the third-lowest among assistants on coach Ed Orgeron's staff. In terms of drawing bang for the buck, no coach in the Football Bowl Subdivision comes close to matching Brady's impact.