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College coaches salaries

Thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Maryland's football coach..."expenditure" compares to other schools.

I'm not on one bus versus the other YET, but I thought it would just be interesting to see how our fearless leader stacks up salary-wise to his peers.

Before anyone says anything, yes, take into account that most of the coaches on this list are not first year coaches. Related: consider that the coaches who had records as poor as Edsall's have been fired (but again, they weren't first year coaches).  Also related - there are only a handful of schools with records approaching anything close to as poor as Maryland's.  From what I can recall, Kansas (2-10), Mississippi (2-10), and New Mexico (1-10) have all already parted ways with their coaches.  I can't recall any news on other poorly performing teams (BC, Duke, Navy, maybe Texas Tech at 5-7) as of yet

Take away what you will...my initial reaction:  KA and Maryland WAY overpaid  - especially when looking at some of the other names on the list (availability and performance based history notwithstanding).  I think it's sort of akin to going house shopping and paying full asking price on the first or second house you see without even doing an inspection.

This isn't necessarily meant to be some argument for firing Edsall or not - merely an apples to apples comparison.  On a strictly performance based examination, it's clear that he failed.  On an examination of whether or not it was a fiscally sound hire, especially given the current department's fiscal health, the administration failed.  Those are the only conclusions that I would offer that I think most folks here could agree on.

Our fearless leader is in red (#32).  Our ACC brethren are in blue.  After Edsall, I chose a few other programs I thought might be of some relevant interest (beat Maryland, nationally prominent programs, etc).  Overall, 64 coaches made over $1M, with 32 making over $2M (Edsall was the cutoff for the $2M club).  Top ACC salaries (Edsall notwithstanding) are not really surprising (Didn't expect to see Wake pay so much).  As expected, SEC and B12 dominate, with a sprinkling of a few other conferences.

Rank

Coach

School

Conference

School salary

Other salary

Max Bonus

Regular season record

1

Mack Brown

Texas

B12

$5,192,500

$1,000

$850,000

7-4

2

Nick Saban

Alabama

SEC

$4,683,333

$150,000

$700,000

11-1

3

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma

B12

$4,075,000

$0

$819,500

9-2

4

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

B10

$3,785,000

$0

$1,750,000

7-5

5

Les Miles

LSU

SEC

$3,751,000

$105,417

$700,000

12-0

6

Bobby Petrino

Arkansas

SEC

$3,635,000

$3,000

$650,000

10-2

7

Gene Chizik

Auburn

SEC

$3,500,000

$0

$1,200,000

7-5

8

Brady Hoke

Michigan

B10

$3,254,000

$0

$500,000

10-2

9

Will Muschamp

Florida

SEC

$3,221,000

$0

$450,000

6-6

10

Mark Richt

Georgia

SEC

$2,811,400

$128,400

$525,000

10-2

11

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina

SEC

$2,800,000

$28,000

$1,000,000

10-2

12

Chip Kelley

Oregon

P12

$2,800,000

$0

$1,035,000

10-2

13

Bo Pelini

Nebraska

B10

$2,775,000

$0

$1,000,000

9-3

14

Houston Nutt

Mississippi

SEC

$2,756,250

$15,500

$715,000

2-10

15

Jimbo Fisher

Florida St

ACC

$2,750,000

$0

$725,000

8-4

16

Gary Pinkel

Missouri

B12

$2,700,000

$0

$850,000

7-5

17

Dan Mullen

Miss St.

SEC

$2,500,000

$0

$650,000

6-6

18

Bret Bielema

Wisconsin

B10

$2,500,000

$98,186

$400,000

10-2

19

Paul Johnson

Ga Tech

ACC

$2,369,000

$0

$1,125,000

8-4

20

Jeff Tedford

Cal

P12

$2,300,000

$0

$255,000

7-5

21

Charlie Strong

Louisville

Big East

$2,300,000

$5,000

$500,000

7-5

22

Derek Dooley

Tenn

SEC

$2,296,691

$37,200

$475,000

5-7

23

Jim Groebe

Wake Forest

ACC

$2,275,545

$0

N/A

6-6

24

Steve Sarkisian

Washington

P12

$2,250,000

$0

$1,075,000

7-5

25

Frank Beamer

Va Tech

ACC

$2,243,000

$85,000

$407,500

11-1

26

Mike Sherman

Texas A&M

B12

$2,200,000

$1,000

$350,000

6-6

27

Greg Schiano

Rutgers

Big East

$2,195,000

$101,969

$530,000

8-4

28

Turner Gill

Kansas

B12

$2,100,000

$1,200

$419,158

2-10

29

Mike Gundy

Ok State

B12

$2,100,000

N/A

$500,000

10-1

30

Tommy Tuberville

Texas Tech

B12

$2,050,000

$9,000

$1,025,000

5-7

31

Gary Patterson

TCU

Mt West

$2,018,362

N/A

N/A

9-2

32

Randy Edsall

Maryland

ACC

$2,013,440

$0

$875,000

2-10

35

Dabo Swinney

Clemson

ACC

$1,833,333

$13,000

$775,000

9-3

36

Mike London

UVA

ACC

$1,780,000

$14,679

$715,000

8-4

37

David Cutcliffe

Duke

ACC

$1,762,895

N/A

N/A

3-9

45

Ken Niumatalolo

Navy

Ind

$1,538,190

N/A

N/A

4-7

46

Chris Petersen

Boise St

Mt West

$1,525,000

$0

$170,000

10-1

49

Dana Holgorsen

WVU

Big East

$1,490,000

$0

$600,000

8-3

56

Kevin Sumlin

Houston

CUSA

$1,200,000

$0

$500,000

12-0

58

Luke Fickell

Ohio St

B10

$1,172,000

$0

$150,000

6-6

61

Frank Spaziani

Boston College

ACC

$1,079,410

N/A

N/A

4-8

63

Joe Paterno

Penn St

B10

$1,022,794

N/A

N/A

9-3

64

Tom O'Brien

NC St

ACC

$932,950

$945,000

$750,000

7-5

71

Mike Locksley

New Mexico

Mt West

$750,000

$10,500

$315,000

1-10

83

Everett Withers

UNC

ACC

$500,000

N/A

$100,000

7-5

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