LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda has decided to remain with the Tigers – and he has received a history-making raise.
Texas A&M made a run – actually, two runs – at Aranda, who just finished his second season with the Tigers. But Aranda has turned them down, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday night.
I’m very happy to report Dave Aranda has agreed to be with our program for years to come. Thanks to Joe Alleva, Dr. Alexander and the board of supervisors for their support in making this happen. Geaux Tigers.
— Coach Ed Orgeron (@Coach_EdOrgeron) January 4, 2018
There are reports that Aranda’s new contract will be a fully guaranteed four-year, $10 million deal.
Aranda becomes the first college coordinator to make $2 million per season.
Aranda, who turned 41 in September, already had been the highest-paid coordinator in the country, earning $1.8 million this season. Under his old contract, his salary had been set to increase to $1.85 million in 2018 and $1.9 million in 2019.
Had Aranda left, Orgeron would be looking for two new coordinator. LSU already seems set to lose offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
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