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Butch Jones is 4th-highest paid coach in USA Today database, but future base salary puts him 18th

KNOXVILLE, TennesseeButch Jones is the nation’s fourth-richest coach. For this year anyway.

Jones is ranked No. 4 in USA Today’s newly released salary database. However, as the newspaper points out in the notes, Jones’ total compensation of $4.86 million includes a one-time signing bonus of $500,000 and $1.4 million to be used as a buyout of his contract at Cincinnati.

Jones’ normal base salary of $2.95 million would put him at 18th in the nation, below Nebraska’s Bo Pellini and above Kansas State’s Bill Snyder.

That figure would be seventh-most in the SEC, behind Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin and in front of Missouri’s Gary Pinkel.

SEC Media Days: Johnny Manziel says ‘I don’t think I’ve done anything catastrophic’

HOOVER, Alabama — Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, the defending Heisman Trophy winner, acknowledged off-the-field mistakes but said the incidents were far from “catastrophic.”

Most recently, Manziel was criticized for his late arrival at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana after reportedly partying the night before. The Manning camp said Manziel was excused because he was ill.

The incident was minor, but as “Johnny Football” has morphed into a celebrity, the alleged disrespect to the Manning family has attracted significant attention.

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SEC Media Days: Former Vol Cam Clear now a key player at Texas A&M

HOOVER, Alabama — Tight end Cam Clear, dismissed from Tennessee’s football team last summer, is now a key addition to Texas A&M’s roster.

Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said Clear had “excellent hands, excellent range and excellent mobility.”

Clear was charged with the theft of a laptop from a baseball player at UT. He eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

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