Charlie Weis made more money from Notre Dame in 2011 than Brian Kelly, even though Kelly was the one coaching the team.
As part of his buyout agreement after being fired in 2009, Weis was paid more than $2 million in 2011, compared to Kelly's salary of just over $1 million that year, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Weis was given a $19 million buyout that pays him $2,054,744 annually through 2015. He was given an initial $6,638,403 payment when he was fired. Following two annual payments, he has received $10.8 million from Notre Dame since he was let go of his coaching duties. He is owed four more payments, bringing his buyout total to $18,966,867.
Weis currently coaches at Kansas.
Kelly reportedly earned $1,088,179 in 2011.
"The current head football coach is permitted to receive compensation from external sources with prior written approval from the University," the school wrote in a statement.
That may include other sources such as shoe companies that might not be required to report on tax forms. Kelly's base pay was $672,608 with "bonus and incentive compensation" equaled $289,741. Other forms of compensation and benefits brought his earnings to more than $1 million.