USA Today Releases Annual College Football Coach Salary List1 min read
Ahh, my favorite time of the year, where we all get super depressed and see the exorbitant amount of money these guys make to coach a game. Harbaugh tops the list (suck it, Urban) making an outrageous $9 million a year. The rest of the top 5 is Saban, Urban Meyer, Bob Stoops and Jimbo Fisher. There are 7 total coaches that make over $5 million a year and the last two are a bit surprising, Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin. For those of you who listen to The B-Fox and B-Frank Show have heard me say multiple times that I expected a bad year from A&M and Sumlin to be fired. Obviously that is not the case as A&M has had an awesome year and Sumlin makes a boat-load of money.
A few other shocking revelations was seeing James Franklin and Kirk Ferentz in the top 11 of all coaches, Brian Kelly makes only $1.6 million which ranks 65th among all D-1 coaches. There were 9 total schools that did not disclose their coach’s salary, but it is safe to assume that 6 or 7 of those 9 schools pay over $1 million a year. Over 60% of D-1 coaches make over $1 million a year, must be nice. You can find the USA Today database here.