UO's Chip Kelly among nation's top-paid coaches

UO's Chip Kelly among nation's top-paid coaches
Oregon coach Chip Kelly looks to the scoreboard during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

The University of Oregon's Chip Kelly is the nation's ninth-highest paid major college coach.

According to an analysis compiled by USA Today , Kelly earned $3.5 million in 2012 on an 11-1 record.

Oregon State University's Mike Riley made $1.3 million.

Alabama's Nick Saban is the nation's highest-paid major college coach, pulling in $5.5 million this season. Texas coach Mack Brown comes in at No. 2, with a $5.4 million paycheck.

Kelly's coaching success has again sparked rumors he'll soon jump ship to the National Football League.

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