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College Football Economics 101

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  1. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Been interested in how much money is involved in big boy football recently -- revenue, salaries, expenses, bonuses.

    Sharing some thoughts and links I found interesting.

    College Fooball: Revenue, Profits and Coaches Salaries

    The Equity in Athletics Act requires annual reports from colleges and universities on athletic finances.

    Total revenue (ALL SPORTS) for SEC schools, top five listed:

    Florida $108,000,000
    Alabama $104,000,000
    LSU $100,000,000
    Tennessee $ 93,000,000
    Auburn $ 87,000,000
    Georgia $ 81,000,000


    Total revenue for the top ten schools is $900 million dollars.

    And remember, these numbers are from 2008 and include only the SEC universities.



    The article goes on to say:


    For this year*, these are the top 10 highest paid coaches in college football:
    Mack Brown, Texas $5,000,000
    Bob Stoops, Oklahoma $4,300,000
    Urban Meyer, Florida $4,000,000
    Lane Kiffin, USC $4,000,000
    Nick Saban, Alabama $3,900,000
    Les Miles, LSU $3,800,000
    Jim Tressel, Ohio State $3,700,000
    Mark Richt, Georgia $3,100,000
    Kirk Ferentz, Iowa $3,000,000
    Bobby Petrino, Arkansas $2,900,000


    *note, this was written October, 2010. So assuming he really means THIS year.
    Will dig around and find their bonus details soon.
     
  2. DrunkPanda

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    damn. lane sure is making a lot of money. you know, for not having accomplished anything in his career
     
  3. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    I could have just linked the "top football coaching salaries" below, but since I expect some of these coaches, and some of the salaries will change, I'm c&Ping here so it serves as a reference when the numbers or names do change.

    Lane Kiffin gets $4 million to say "Fight On!" and look bewildered?

    And they doubled his salary from Tennessee days?

    College Football Coaches Salaries - Top 100
    1. Mack Brown, Texas
    Pac-10
    $5,100,000
    2. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
    Big 12
    $4,300,000
    3. Urban Meyer, Florida
    3. Lane Kiffin
    SEC
    USC
    $4,000,000
    $4,000,000
    4. Nick Saban, Alabama
    SEC
    $3,900,000
    5. Les Miles, LSU
    SEC
    $3,800,000
    6. Jim Tressel, Ohio State
    Big Ten
    $3,722,000
    7. Mark Richt, Georgia
    SEC
    $3,096,576
    8. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
    Big Ten
    $3,030,000
    9. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas
    SEC
    $2,900,000
    10. Mark Richt, Georgia
    SEC
    $2,900,000
    11. Rich Rodriguez, Michigan
    Big Ten
    $2,900,000
    12. Jeff Tedford, California
    Big Ten
    $2,807,500
    T13. Gary Pinkel, Missouri
    Big 12
    $2,500,000
    T13. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss
    SEC
    $2,500,000
    T15. Mark Mangino, Kansas
    Big 12
    $2,300,000
    T16. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech
    ACC
    $2,300,000
    18. Greg Schiano, Rutgers
    Big East
    $2,250,000
    T19. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech
    ACC
    $2,100,000
    T19. Butch Davis, North Carolina
    ACC
    $2,100,000
    T21. June Jones, SMU
    C-USA
    $2,000,000
    T21. Lane Kiffin, TN (Gone to USC)
    SEC
    $2,000,000
    T21. Gene Chizik, Auburn
    SEC
    $2,000,000
     
  4. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    24. Al Groh, Virginia
    ACC
    $1,875,000
    25. Bo Pelini, Nebraska
    Big 12
    $1,851,000
    T26. Jeff Tedford, California
    Pac-10
    $1,850,000
    T26. Steve Sarkisian, Washington
    Pac-10
    $1,850,000
    T28. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M
    Big 12
    $1,800,000
    T28. Art Briles, Baylor
    Big 12
    $1,800,000
    T28. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina
    SEC
    $1,800,000
    T28. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State
    Big Ten
    $1,800,000
    T32. Ralph Friedgen, Maryland
    ACC
    $1,750,000
    T32. Mike Leach, Texas Tech
    Big 12
    $1,750,000
    T34. Chip Kelly, Oregon
    Pac-10
    $1,500,000
    T34. Joe Paterno, Penn State
    Big Ten
    $1,500,000
    T34. Randy Edsall, Connecticut
    Big East
    $1,500,000
    T34. David Cutcliffe, Duke
    ACC
    $1,500,000
    T34. Randy Shannon, Miami
    ACC
    $1,500,000
    T34. Jim Leavitt, USF
    Big East
    $1,500,000
    40. Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville
    Big East
    $1,450,000
    41. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin
    Big Ten
    $1,400,000
    42. Ron Zook, Illinois
    Big Ten
    $1,350,000
    T43. Dave Wannstedt, Pitt
    Big East
    $1,300,000
    T43. Gary Patterson, TCU
    MWC
    $1,300,000
    T45. Danny Hope, Purdue
    Big Ten
    $1,250,000
    T45. Rick Neuheisel, UCLA
    Pac-10
    $1,250,000
    T45. Pat Hill, Fresno State
    WAC
    $1,250,000
    T45. Rich Brooks, Kentucky
    SEC
    $1,250,000
     
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    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    Well, we know this list isn't 100% up to date because Brian Kelly is still shown at Cincy.

    T45. Rich Brooks, Kentucky
    SEC
    $1,250,000
    T49. Brian Kelly, Cincinnati
    Big East
    $1,200,000
    T49. Jim Grobe, Wake Forest
    ACC
    $1,200,000
    T49. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State
    SEC
    $1,200,000
    52. Skip Holtz, East Carolina
    C-USA
    $1,160,000
    T53. George O'Leary, UCF
    C-USA
    $1,150,000
    T53. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State
    Big 12
    $1,150,000
    T55. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State
    Pac-10
    $1,100,000
    T55. Todd Graham, Tulsa
    C-USA
    $1,100,000
    T55. Tom O'Brien, N.C. State
    ACC
    $1,100,000
    T55. Greg McMackin, Hawaii
    WAC
    $1,100,000
    T55. Dan Hawkins, Colorado
    Big 12
    $1,100,000
    T55. Mike Riley, Oregon State
    Pac-10
    $1,100,000
    T55. Bill Snyder, Kansas State
    Big 12
    $1,100,000
    T55. Doug Marrone, Syracuse
    Big East
    $1,100,000
    T55. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt
    SEC
    $1,100,000
    64. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State
    Big 12
    $1,050,000
    65. Mike Stoops, Arizona
    Pac-10
    $1,025,000
    T66. Frank Spaziani, Boston College
    ACC
    $1,000,000
    T66. Dabo Swinney, Clemson
    ACC
    $1,000,000
    T66. Tim Brewster, Minnesota
    Big Ten
    $1,000,000
    T66. Jim Harbaugh, Stanford
    Pac-10
    $1,000,000
    70. Tommy West, Memphis
    C-USA
    $950,000
    71. Chris Petersen, Boise State
    WAC
    $900,000
    T72. Bill Stewart, West Virginia
    Big East
    $800,000
    T72. Larry Fedora, Southern Miss
    C-USA
    $800,000
    T72. Steve Fairchild, Colorado St
    MWC
    $800,000
    T72. Brady Hoke, San Diego State
    MWC
    $800,000
     
  7. AlferdJasper

    AlferdJasper Well-Known Member

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    And there's your top 100 from whenever the list was written

    T76. Dave Christensen, Wyoming
    MWC
    $750,000
    T76. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy
    Ind.
    $750,000
    T76. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
    Big Ten
    $750,000
    T76. Mike Locksley, New Mexico
    MWC
    $750,000
    T80. Kevin Sumlin, Houston
    C-USA
    $700,000
    T80. Kyle Whittingham, Utah
    MWC
    $700,000
    T82. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU
    MWC
    $650,000
    T82. Stan Brock, Army
    Ind.
    $650,000
    T82. Bill Lynch, Indiana
    Big Ten
    $650,000
    T85. Paul Wulff, Washington State
    Pac-10
    $600,000
    T85. Bob Toledo, Tulane
    C-USA
    $600,000
    T85. Troy Calhoun, Air Force
    MWC
    $600,000
    88. Al Golden, Temple
    MAC
    $575,000
    89. Mark Snyder, Marshall
    C-USA
    $500,000
    90. Mike Price, UTEP
    C-USA
    $475,000
    91. Dick Tomey, San Jose State
    WAC
    $460,000
    T92. Mike Sanford, UNLV
    MWC
    $450,000
    T92. Tim Beckman, Toledo
    MAC
    $450,000
    T94. David Bailiff, Rice
    CUSA 2
    $400,000
    T94. Frank Solich, Ohio
    MAC
    $400,000
    T94. Derek Dooley, La. Tech
    WAC
    $400,000
    T94. Gary Andersen, Utah State
    WAC
    $400,000
    T94. DeWayne Walker, NM State
    WAC
    $400,000
    99. Mario Cristobal, FIU
    Sun Belt
    $390,000
    T100. Chris Ault, Nevada
    WAC
    $375,000
    T100. Howard Schnellenberger, FAU
    Sun Belt
    $375,000
     
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    Just goes to show, that while $2 M won't bring in the top 10 guys, it is a very respectable salary to attract candidates.
     
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    I'll look for a list but I'm not sure how reliable the data is. From the Federal Govt CBO:

     
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    I think I heard that out of 120 D1 programs, only about 14 or so are in the black. That means just about 90% of all schools lose money, net net, on athletics each year.
     
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