USC paid Lane Kiffin about $2.7 million in the season after his firing
Last year, when Alabama gave raises to its assistant football coaches, there was just one exception: offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin.
The school explained that Kiffin had a “unique situation,” according to AL.com: Essentially, he was being subsidized by USC. The Trojans paid Kiffin about $2.7 million during the 2014 football season, according to the school’s federal tax return for that fiscal year.
The period covers July 1, 2014, to June 2015. USC provided the return in response to a request from The Times. Records for the 2015-16 fiscal year were not available.
Kiffin was fired by USC in September 2013 following a 62-41 loss at Arizona State.
He joined the Crimson Tide the next season and was paid $680,000 in his first two seasons. He will make $714,000 next season, when USC will open its season against Alabama.
The tax return also showed Athletic Director Pat Haden was paid about $2.9 million during the fiscal year, approximately a $400,000 raise from the previous year. Basketball coach Andy Enfield, whose salary was not previously disclosed, earned about $1.9 million.
Steve Sarkisian was paid about $3.7 million during the 2014 season, his first at USC.
Compensation figures for Clay Helton, who was hired in November, were not included.
The entirety of Kiffin’s pay was listed as “other reportable compensation.” For the others, total pay came in a number of forms.
Haden was paid about $1.38 million in base pay, $1.2 million in bonuses and incentives, $291,507 in other compensation, $26,000 in retirement and other deferred compensation and $23,894 in nontaxable benefits.
Enfield’s base pay was about $1.55 million in base salary, with $124,500 in bonuses and incentives, $187,954 in other compensation, $26,000 in retirement and other deferred compensation and $22,030 in nontaxable benefits.
Sarkisian earned about $3.32 million in base pay, $323,520 in other compensation, $26,000 in retirement and deferred compensation and $22,685 in nontaxable benefits.
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