Monday, August 04, 2008

College football: Preseason favorites and coach salaries

Remember the Parade magazine question that I blogged about: Are college coaches overpaid? Hey, let us take that to the next level, and look at the millions they earn. The following is ESPN's 2008 preseason ranking, along with the respective coach's name and compensation (from Contrast these coach salaries against the average faculty salaries in Oregon's colleges and universities. Oh well ....


(million $)
1GeorgiaMark Richt2.8
2Southern CaliforniaPete Carroll3.8
3Ohio StateJim Tressel2.6
4OklahomaBob Stoops3.5
5FloridaUrban Meyer3.4
6LSULes Miles3.75
7MissouriGary Pinkel1.85
8West VirginiaBill Stewart0.8
9ClemsonTommy Bowden1.85
10TexasMack Brown2.91
11AuburnTommy Tuberville2.83
12WisconsinBret Bielema1.4
13KansasMark Mangino2.3
14Texas TechMike Leach1.75
15Virginia TechFrank Beamer 2.1
16Arizona StateDennis Erickson1.1
17BYUBronco Mendenhall1
18TennesseePhilip Fulmer2.4
19IllinoisRon Zook1.35
20OregonMike Bellotti2.1
21South FloridaJim Leavitt1.5
22Penn StateJoe Paterno1.5
23Wake ForestJim Grobe1.2
24MichiganRich Rodriguez2.5
25Fresno StatePat Hill1.23

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