June 23, 2024

Kirby Smart of Georgia has been extended on his contract, making him the highest-paid college football coach once more.

According to numerous sources, Smart’s new contract extends until the 2033 season and increases his annual compensation to $13 million. In the college football salary arms race, he overtakes Dabo Swinney of Clemson ($11 million).

The 48-year-old Smart is 94-16 in eight seasons at his alma mater, with national championships after the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Bulldogs went 13-1 last year, losing to Alabama in the SEC championship game before routing Florida State 63-3 in the Orange Bowl.

Prior to taking over at Georgia in 2016, Smart was defensive coordinator at Alabama from 2008-15. He helped Nick Saban and Alabama to four national championships.

Georgia opens the 2024 season on Aug. 31 vs. Clemson in Atlanta.

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