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New Virginia Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall to make $3.25 million per year

Virginia will remain as having the third highest-paid coach in the ACC.

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Newly-hired Virginia Football head coach Bronco Mendenhall will make a loft $3.25 million per year, according to the University's press release.

The parties have agreed to a five-year deal that will pay Mendenhall $3.25 million per year as his starting salary. This does not include any additional performance or longevity bonuses that may be included in the contract.

Mendenhall's salary information from BYU is not publicly available, as they are a private university. However, this (outdated) article from CoachesHotSeat states a $2 million salary. It's known to be outdated, as BYU is still listed as a Mountain West school, rather than independent.

By comparison, former Virginia head coach Mike London was making $3.198 million per year at Virginia. Mendenhall's contract leaves Virginia with the third highest-paid head coach in the ACC, behind Florida State's Jimbo Fisher ($5.15 million) and Clemson's Dabo Swinney ($3.31 million), according to USAToday. The next highest paid ACC coach is new Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente, at $3.2 million, followed by Louisville's Bobby Petrino, at $3 million.