College Football 2011: Are the 10 Highest Paid Coaches Earning Their Paychecks?

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College Football 2011: Are the 10 Highest Paid Coaches Earning Their Paychecks?
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As the college football 2011 season moves slowly closer (only six months left until kickoff!) and most of the dust has settled on the coaching cycle and recruiting trails, it's time to take a look at the college football landscape. 

In particular, we're focusing on the coaching realm today, specifically focusing on coaches' salaries. 

For the top coaches in college football, the pay is pretty darned good. You can expect to pull down an easy six figures in university salary alone, and that's not counting endorsements and speaking revenue.

But do they earn it? Do they bring in the top-tier recruiting classes, develop that talent and win football games? 

We're analyzing the recent resumes of the 10 highest-paid coaches in college football for the 2011 season, based off USA Today's database, which features the salaries of 110 out of the 120 FBS head coaches. You won't see coaches like Notre Dame's Brian Kelly on this list. While he is probably one of the highest paid coaches in football, we have nothing to base his salary on other than rampant speculation. 

Let's get rolling, shall we? 

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