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Louisville's football assistants are the 13th-highest paid in college football

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According to a data base compiled by USA Today, Louisville's football assistants rank collectively as the 13th-highest paid in college football. A large part of that ranking is due to defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who is the sixth-highest paid assistant of any sort in the country.

The salary of Grantham, who turned down an offer to be the Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator last season to stay with U of L, is less than only coordinators Will Muschamp of Auburn ($1.6 million), Cam Cameron of LSU ($1.520 million), Kirby Smart of Alabama ($1.502 million), John Chavis of Texas A&M ($1.5 million) and Brent Venables of Clemson ($1.406 million).

U of L offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Garrick McGee, who makes $854,000 this season, is No. 19 on the USA Today list. He also received a raise after last season.

In all, Bobby Petrino's nine U of L assistants are making $3,779,800 this season.

The salaries for U of L's non-coordinators: offensive line coach Chris Klenakis, $304,800; inside linebackers/special teams coach Tony Grantham, $303,000; safeties coach/recruiting coordinator Greg Brown, $303,000; wide receivers coach Lamar Thomas, $203,000; cornerbacks coach Terrell Buckley, $203,000; defensive line coach L.D. Scott, $153,000; and running backs coach Kolby Smith, $153,000.

In the ACC, the combined salary of U of L's assistants  is less than only Clemson ($4,329,606) and Florida State ($4,284,800).

For those wondering, LSU has the highest-paid group of assistants in college football for 2015.