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Coaching salaries: if CU pays under $2m/year (as Bohn mentioned in press conf)

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  1. Sportsfan101

    Sportsfan101 Active Member

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    We can still have a coach that is making significantly more than average in the Pac 12. Really interesting to note how much lower coaching salaries are in Pac 10 versus Big 12.

    I got this from USA Today (from November 2009):

    Here are the annual salaries (including bonuses) for nine of the the Pac-10 head coaches, according to the paper.

    I’ve compiled the rankings, and the comments are mine:

    1. Pete Carroll: $4,386,652
    Given the Trojans’ success/revenue, I’d argue he’s underpaid relative to the coaches immediately below him on this list.

    2. Jeff Tedford: $2,807,500
    Getting paid like a heavyweight — he makes almost as much as Mack Brown and more than Georgia’s Mark Richt — which means he needs to win like a heavyweight.
    3. Steve Sarkisian: $1,833,333
    Defensive coordinator Nick Holt, at 600k/annually, is one of the nation’s highest-paid assistants.
    4. Dennis Erickson: $1,502,643
    Based on how the Devils have performed since the end of ‘07, I’m more interested in Erickson’s buyout than his salary.
    5. Chip Kelly: $1,500,000
    That breaks down to more than $200,000 per career victory.
    6. Rick Neuheisel: $1,276,000
    Check back this time next year to see if he’s earning it.
    7. Mike Stoops: $1,265,000
    About time for another extension. (It’s been all of six months since the last one.)
    8. Mike Riley: $950,000
    As I’ve written before, he’s the greatest value in Pac-10 sports given how successful the Beavers have been the past 3+ seasons.
    9. Jim Harbaugh: N/A
    Believed to be in the $750,000 range, with a $1.25 million (or more) extension pending. Arguably the second-best bargain in the league.
    10. Paul Wulff: $601,000
    Has he considered giving any of it back?
     
  2. BuffInDC

    BuffInDC New Member

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    Wait.

    Pete Carroll left USC to take the Seattle Seahawks job earlier this year.
    Mike Riley got a raise after being rumored for the USC job.
    Chip Kelly recently signed an extension at 6 years worth $20 Million.
     
  3. BinaryBuff

    BinaryBuff mmmm...beer Club Member

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    I will expect these salaries to start rising as the new TV deal money starts to flow in and coaching transitions occur
     
  4. Bone Buff

    Bone Buff Well-Known Member

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    Add in Kyle Whittingham at Utah who gets 1.2 mil.
     
  5. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Coach Mac will not ask for anywhere near $2 million. He will want to pay his assistants and create a strong staff. He probably will even let a long term contract be used by an assistant. That is one huge reason he needs to be heavily considered.
     
  6. max4buffs

    max4buffs Well-Known Member

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    THIS

    Add in the fact that he will leave after 3-4 years if program not turning around. He has respect for the program and university and that counts for about 50% in my book.
     
  7. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    I have no idea if what you write is true. While I think Mac is the correct choice, I can be damn certain I don't want them to choose Mac simply because they think he may be affordable.

    Like any coach, in my mind he should be paid what he is worth.
     
  8. BuffInDC

    BuffInDC New Member

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    Is this a real possibility?
     
  9. Alfred91

    Alfred91 Club Member Club Member

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    I really don't want $$$$$$ to be the primary motivator on choosing or not choosing or next HC. If Mac can be had for $500k and fails to repeat his success, it means nothing. OTOH, if he is able to help lure in a better staff and use the long-term slot for a guy like EB, it bears thinking about. I just don't want it to the the main motivator.

    BTW, how many coaches actually make over $2m, anyway?
     
  10. BuffInDC

    BuffInDC New Member

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    In 2009 the number was 24. I think its 29 right now, I'll try to find something recent.
     
  11. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    Bohn talked about raising the pay for assistant coaches today -- I wonder if he knows McCartney's return would help in that regard? I wonder how much is going on behind the scenes with some of these things.
     
  12. Timbuff10

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    So what would it take to get EB in here along with a good staff? Sounds like Bohn knows that the staff needs a good chunk of change too.
     
  13. max4buffs

    max4buffs Well-Known Member

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    Bohn talked about the number of long term contracts at the University and that needing to change. I thought that was something that needed to be changed through the state legislature?
     
  14. ladyblaise

    ladyblaise Club Member Club Member

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    TABOR. it is bringing the pain. at least others have to suffer with us. :lol:
     
  15. UrbanaBuff

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    I posted this in the Cabral thread:

    The way you work around limited funding for the HC salary is by getting top-notch coordinators. Bohn hinted that this was his goal. If you can get an OC and DC that are well-renowned, they will likely have more of an impact on X's and O's than the HC.

    This is the "HC as CEO" model. He will oversee football stuff, head up recruiting, and work the boosters.
     
  16. MiamiBuffs

    MiamiBuffs Wᴉɐɯᴉ qnɟɟs Club Member

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    That was Mac at the end. He let his assistants do most of the work. Same with Bowden at FSU. He rallied the troops and kept the coaches focused or refocused them if needed.

    I would also point out that Mac and Albino battled at the end about assistants pay. She wanted their pay cut. He said they needed more. It's a great idea to have Mac make less and them more as well to give the assistants the contracts but that will not work anymore the moment he leaves.
     

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