Baltimore Sun

Smart’s new contract worth $112.5M


Georgia’s Kirby Smart agreed to a contract extension through the 2031 season, a 10-year agreement worth $112.5 million that makes him the latest coach to land the type of megadeal that is becoming increasing­ly common in college football. The expected deal was announced Thursday. Coming off a national championsh­ip season, Smart will be paid $10.25 million this season in base salary and supplement­al compensati­on. He will receive raises each season, which lead to total compensati­on of $12.25 million in 2031. Smart joins Alabama’s Nick Saban, Ohio State’s Ryan Day, LSU’s Brian Kelly, Michigan State’s Mel Tucker and Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher as college football coaches who will make at least $9 million in 2022. The extension comes after Smart led the Bulldogs to Georgia’s first national championsh­ip since 1980. The 46-year-old Smart, a former defensive back for the Bulldogs, is 66-15 in six years at Georgia. The Bulldogs have finished first in the SEC East four times and have won six bowl games during his tenure.

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