September 24, 2018

Georgia Coach Kirby Smart Signs Contract That Makes Him A Very Rich Man

Georgia football coach Kirby Smart is going to have a ton of money in his bank account after he signed a massive contract extension Thursday.

Rumors and reports were swirling all day, but the number appeared to be firmly pinned down at $49 million over seven years, according to multiple reports.

Georgias Kirby Smart will receive a new seven-year, $49 million contract, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The new deal, which will extend Smart through the 2024 season, is pending approval of the executive committee of the UGA…

— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) May 3, 2018

7 years. $49 million.

Kirby Smart agrees to new deal with Georgia, becomes the 5th highest paid coach in CFB.

— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) May 3, 2018

Kirby Smarts new 7-year, $49 million deal ties him for fifth nationally in average annual salary.

— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) May 3, 2018

$8,000: What Kirby Smart made as defensive backs coach at Valdosta State in 2000 (*Job included helping to build the locker room.)

$19,178: What Kirby Smart will make PER DAY, 18 years later, as Georgias head coach.

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 3, 2018

Kirby Smart, Salary Progression

2009-10: $360,000

2010-11: $750,000

2011-12: $850,000

2012-13: $950,000

2013-14: $1.15M

2014-15: $1.35M

2015-16: $1.5M

2016-17: $3.75M

2017-18: $3.75M

2018-19: $7M

— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 3, 2018

I hate the SEC with a fire in my heart that most people will never understand. I love SEC fans. Theyre great people, but as a rule in life, I cant cheer for SEC teams.

However, Im always happy to see a man get paid a bunch of money doing something he loves. Good for Kirby Smart for having a Brinks money truck back up to his house to unload millions of dollars.

Has there ever been a better time to be a Georgia fan? Theyre clearly the second best team in the SEC, and were a single play away from winning a national championship. Smart is one hell of a great coach, Jake Fromm is an awesome coach and all signs are pointing up.

Not a bad time at all to be a fan down in Athens.

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