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Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

CFB: Alabama doubles def. coordinator Smartís salary to $750,000 a year


Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. ó Alabama has doubled the salary of defensive coordinator Kirby Smart after he helped the Crimson Tide win a national championship.

Smart will make $750,000 a year through Feb. 28, 2013, under a deal unanimously approved Tuesday by the compensation committee of the universityís board of trustees. He made $360,000 in salary last year plus $72,000 in bonuses.
Smart won the Frank Broyles Award as the nationís top assistant coach. He turned down a lucrative offer from Georgia coach Mark Richt to run the defense at his alma mater.
Smartís contract wonít have a buyout if he leaves for a head coaching job, but does require him to pay $72,000 if he takes an assistant coaching possession elsewhere.
Smart directed the nationís No. 2 defense last season.