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USC football: Pete Carroll at or near the top of college football salary list

November 10, 2009 |  4:34 pm

Carroll_200 USA Today released its annual survey of college football coaching salaries, complete with a linkable database, and USC Coach Pete Carroll (pictured at right) is at or near the top.

It's difficult to be definitive.

According to a federal tax document that private universities are required to file, Carroll earned $4,386,652 in 2007. Florida Coach Urban Meyer's salary is listed at $4 million, but that is based on the school-announced average and does not include outside income information, a story accompanying the survey said.

Regardless, the package always makes for interesting reading.

I asked Carroll about his compensation after his weekly news conference today.

"I'm blessed to be in the situation to have the opportunities I've had," he said.

--Gary Klein

Photo credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire

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