If you want to get paid as a college football coach it’s best to be in the SEC. In 2009, eight of the top 25 paid coaches (who are still coaching this year) were in the SEC—and this doesn’t count Lane Kiffin since he bolted Tennessee for USC.
Not to be left out, six coaches represent the Big 12, four from the ACC and three from the Big Ten.
This past November, USA Today analyzed the salaries of coaches at all 120 schools in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Now it’s time to overanalyze those salaries and see who was worth it and who is way overpaid.