USA Today has released its annual survey of college coaching salaries. It's always fascinating stuff. You can see the breakdown of where the money comes from there. Here, we'll just deal with the total numbers.
And as always, it's time to have our own survey of their survey. First things first, here are the raw numbers, according to USA Today.
Each coach's national rank is in parentheses next to his conference rank.
1. Mack Brown, Texas - $5,193,500 (1)
2. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma - $4,075,000 (3)
3. Gary Pinkel, Missouri - $2,700,000 (16)
4. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M - $2,201,000 (27)
5. Turner Gill, Kansas - $2,101,200 (28)
6. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State - $2,100,00 (29)
7. Tommy Tuberville, Texas Tech - $2,059,000 (30)
8. Bill Snyder, Kansas State - $1,925,000 (33)
9. Art Briles, Baylor - $1,549,346 (45)
10. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State - $1,150,000 (60)
So, there you have the raw numbers. Time to have a little fun. Who's getting the most bang for their buck this year? Here's how much the coaches have been paid per victory this season:
1. Gundy - $210,000
2. Rhoads - $230,000
3. Snyder - $240,625
4. Briles - $258,234
5. Tuberville - $411,800
6. Sherman - $440,200
7. Stoops - $509,375
8. Pinkel - $540,000
9. Brown - $865,583
10. Gill - $1,050,600
Always fascinating. Time for a few notes, courtesy of the USA Today database.
As you saw above, Pinkel and Sherman are Nos. 3 and 4 in the Big 12 coaching salaries. Next year in the SEC, barring raises, Pinkel will rank No. 9. Sherman will rank No. 12, ahead of only Joker Phillips at Kentucky. (Note: Vanderbilt's data was not provided, because it is a private school.)
Conversely, Gary Patterson at TCU ($2,018,362) will rank No. 8 and Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia ($1,490,000) will rank No. 11. I'd be surprised if Patterson doesn't see a significant raise very soon.
Briles made $930,000 in 2007 at Houston. In 2009 at Baylor, he made just under $944,000. He made $550,000 in his first season at Houston in 2006. Lesson, (most) coaches: Win and the money will come.
Brown's salary jumped from just over $3 million to over $5 million after reaching the national title game in 2009.
Gill made $401,300 in his final season at Buffalo. Kansas gave him his current salary ($2.1 million) when it hired him.