Are the Kiffins a $6-million coaching combo?
HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel," which aired a piece about Southern Californa football coach Lane Kiffin on Tuesday night, reported that the former University of Tennessee coach is earning $4 million, his father Monte, the Trojans' assistant head coach for defense, "around" $2 million.
No source is cited for those figures.
USC, as a private institution, is not required to publicly report coaches' salaries. An athletic department spokesman declined to comment.
Lane Kiffin made $2 million in his only season at UT.
Monte Kiffin made $1.5 million at UT and received a $300,000 bonus for coaching all the way through December.
Former Trojans coach Pete Carroll reportedly earned $4.4 million in total compensation during the 2006-07 fiscal year, which made him the highest-paid private university employee in the United States for that time, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.