In reporting that then-Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was leaving the Tide for the same position at Michigan ,'s Bruce Feldman wrote in January that the Wolverines had made "a robust financial commitment to Nussmeier" that would make him one of "the five highest-paid coordinators in college football."

Nussmeier's salary, released to the media by Michigan Tuesday after requests from and other outlets, may not quite reach that top-five benchmark. But "robust" has proven to be an accurate assessment after the Wolverines boosted Nussmeier's annual Alabama salary by nearly $200,000.

Per, Nussmeier has signed a three-year, $2.57 million contract that will pay him at least $830,000 in 2014, $860,000 in 2015 and $880,000 in 2016. Nussmeier is also eligible for several bonuses, including a $200,000 loyalty bonus if he coaches through the end of the deal.