College Football Coaches Salaries: What the Top 100 Make and Are They Worth It?

Amy DaughtersFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2011

College Football Coaches Salaries: What the Top 100 Make and Are They Worth It?

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    In December of 2010 USA Today published a listing of salary information for 110 of the 120 FBS head football coaches. The data included compensation provided by each university, non university compensation and then a total bonus figure.

    It is fascinating briefly look into what college football coaches are paid and discover the disparity between coaches at big schools (and big conferences) and those at smaller schools (in smaller conferences).

    The gap between the highest paid coach in the country, Mack Brown of Texas ($5,100,000 per year solely in university compensation) and the lowest paid, Steve Roberts of Arkansas State (earning only $140,000 per year in university pay) is a startling $4,960,000.

    But at the end of the day college football is all about winning games, isn’t it?

    Following this line of thought, how much do institutions pay their coaches per win?  Yes, how much does the all important “W” cost in terms of the head coach’s salary?

    The following slideshow uses the data mentioned above and, based on 2010’s total win mark for each team, calculates and then ranks each coach in terms of “Cost per Win”. This calculation is done based on “university compensation” only which is really “base pay” and does not include “non university compensation” or “bonuses” (which are each structured differently).

     We start with the “best value” coaches and finish at the top with the institutions that forked out the most cash and earned the most expensive wins (in terms of coaching) in 2010.

    As a disclaimer, it must be noted that this information is in no way comprehensive.  First, not all the teams are included as some schools (mostly private, i.e. Boston College, BYU, Northwestern, Notre Dame, USC, Stanford, Syracuse, Tulane Vanderbilt, etc.) were not a part of the study as salary information could not be determined. Secondly, also left out of the mix are coaches who were either dismissed or resigned before the end of the 2010 season (i.e. Dan Hawkins, Tim Brewster, Dave Wannstedt, etc.).  

    Lastly, in the world of wages and compensation it is never quite as simple as comparing “apples to apples."

    Regardless, here’s the list, starting with No. 102 (the best bang for your buck in 2010) all the way to No. 1 (the most expensive per win coach in 2010).

102. Mike Haywood: Miami (OH)

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    University Compensation: $300,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-4

    Cost Per Win: $30,000

    Haywood spent two seasons at Miami (OH) with posting an overall record of 11-15.  He left the Miami (OH) job after the 2010 season and was hired at Pitt where he was fired after a felony domestic violence charge.

101. Jerry Kill: Northern Illinois

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    University Compensation: $346,812

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-3

    Cost Per Win: $31,528.36

    Kill has been the coach at Northern Illinois for three seasons; his overall record is 24-16.  Jerry Kill was recently hired as the head coach at Minnesota.

100. Chris Ault: Nevada

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    University Compensation: $443,093

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 13-1

    Cost Per Win: $34,084.08

    Ault has coached for 26 seasons at Nevada and his overall record is 219-97-1.

99. Steve Roberts: Arkansas State

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    University Compensation: $140,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $35,000

    Roberts has been the head coach at Arkansas State for nine years and his overall record is 44-63.

98. Todd Berry: Louisiana-Monroe

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    University Compensation: $215,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $43,000

    Todd Berry just completed his first season as the head coach at UL-Monroe.

97. Larry Blakeney: Troy

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    University Compensation: $355,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $44,375

    Blakeney has served as the head coach at Troy for 20 years, his overall record is 161-82-1.

96. Tim Beckman: Toledo

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    University Compensation: $370,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $46,250

    Beckman just completed his second season at Toledo, his overall record is 13-12.

95. Rich Ellerson: Army

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    University Compensation: $400,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $57,142.86

    Ellerson has been the head coach at Army for two seasons, his overall record is 12-13.

94. Frank Solich: Ohio

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    University Compensation: $458,300

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $57,287.50

    Frank Solich has been the head coach of Ohio for six seasons where his overall record is 40-35.

     

93. Robb Akey: Idaho

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    University Compensation: $355,797

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $59,299.50

    Akey has been at Idaho for four seasons, his overall record is 17-33.

92. Mario Cristobal: Florida International

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    University Compensation: $437,382

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $62,483.14

    Cristobal has spent four seasons at FIU where his overall record is 16-33.

91. Bill Cubit: Western Michigan

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    University Compensation: $375,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-6

    Cost Per Win: $62,500

    Bill Cubit has been the head coach at Western Michigan for six seasons, his overall record is 40-33.

90. Mike Price: UTEP

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    University Compensation: $383,346

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $63,891

    Mike Price has been at UTEP for seven years, his overall record is 40-45.

89. Al Golden: Temple

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    University Compensation: $513,867

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-4

    Cost Per Win: $64,233.38

    Golden coached at Temple for five seasons (accumulating a 27-34 record) and left for Miami (FL) at the end of the 2010 season.

88. Tom O’Brien: NC State

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    University Compensation: $632,950

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $70,327.78

    O’Brien has coached at NC State for four seasons and his overall record is 25-25.  He has the lowest 2010 cost per win total among BCS AQ programs.

87. Brady Hoke: San Diego State

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    University Compensation: $675,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $75,000

    Hoke had coached at San Diego State for 2 seasons (13-12 record) before leaving at the end of the 2010 season for Michigan.

86. Todd Graham: Tulsa

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    University Compensation: $804,253

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-3

    Cost Per Win: $80,425.30

    Graham led the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football program for four seasons (posting a 36-17 record) before taking the Pitt job after the 2010 season.

85. Troy Calhoun: Air Force

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    University Compensation: $725,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $80,555.56

    Troy Calhoun has been the head coach at Air Force for four years, his overall record is 34-17.

84. Rick Stockstill: Middle Tennessee

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    University Compensation: $488,955.00

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $81,492.50

    Stockstill has been the head coach at Middle Tennessee for five seasons, his overall record is 33-30.

83. Larry Fedora: Southern Miss

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    University Compensation: $685,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $85,625

    Fedora has coached at Southern Miss for three seasons where his overall record is 22-17.

82. Gary Anderson: Utah State

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    University Compensation: $352,400

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $88,100

    Anderson just wrapped up his second season as the head coach at Utah State, his overall record is 8-16.

81. Sonny Dykes: Louisiana Tech

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    University Compensation: $450,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $90,000

    Dykes just completed his first season at Louisiana Tech.

80. Neil Callaway: UAB

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    University Compensation: $378,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $94,500

    Callaway has been the head coach at UAB for four years, his overall record is 15-33.

79. Howard Schnellenberger: Florida Atlantic

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    University Compensation: $400,405

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $100,101.25

    Schnellenberger has just completed his tenth season with FAU where his overall record is 57-63.

     

78. Bill Stewart: West Virginia

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    University Compensation: $903,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $100,333.33

    Bill Stewart has been the head coach at West Virginia for three seasons, his overall record is 28-12.

77. Dave Clawson: Bowling Green

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    University Compensation: $205,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $102,500

    Clawson has been at Bowling Green for two seasons, his overall record is 9-16.

76. Ken Niumatalolo: Navy

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    University Compensation: $926,434

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $102,937.11

    Niumatalolo has been at Navy for three seasons where his overall record is 27-14.

75. Greg McMackin: Hawaii

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    University Compensation: $1,100,004

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-4

    Cost Per Win: $110,000.40

    McMackin has lead the Warriors for three seasons, his overall record is 23-18.

74. Willie Taggert: Western Kentucky

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    University Compensation: $225,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $112,500

    Taggert completed his first season as head coach at Western Kentucky in 2010.

73. Dan Enos: Central Michigan

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    University Compensation: $350,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $116,666.67

    Enos just completed his first season as the head coach at Central Michigan.

72. Kyle Whittingham: Utah

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    University Compensation: $1,175,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-3

    Cost Per Win: $117,500

    Whittingham has coached the Utes for six seasons, his overall record is 57-20.

71. Pat Hill: Fresno State

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    University Compensation: $952,499

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $119,062.38

    Pat Hill just completed his fourteenth season as the head coach at Fresno State, his overall record is 108-71.

70. Doc Holliday: Marshall

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    University Compensation: $600,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $120,000

    Holliday just completed his first year as head coach at Marshall.

69. George O’Leary: Central Florida

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    University Compensation: $1,325,754

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-3

    Cost Per Win: $120,523.09

    George O’Leary has been the Knights’ head coach for seven seasons, his overall record is 45-44.

68. David Bailiff: Rice

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    University Compensation: $487,340

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $121,835

    Bailiff has been the head coach at Rice for four years; his overall record is 19-30.

67. Chris Petersen: Boise State

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    University Compensation: $1,489,053

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 12-1

    Cost Per Win: $124,087.75

    Chris Petersen has been at Boise State for five seasons and has compiled a 61-5 record.

66. Art Briles: Baylor

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    University Compensation: $878,315

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $125,473.57

    Briles has been at Baylor for three years, his overall record is 15-22.

65. Gary Patterson: TCU

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    University Compensation: $1,642,089

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 13-0

    Cost Per Win: $126,314.54

    Patterson just completed his eleventh season as the head coach at TCU, his overall record is 98-28.

64. Ruffin McNeill: East Carolina

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    University Compensation: $792,241

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $132,040.17

    McNeill just completed his first season as the head coach at ECU.

63. Dan Mullen: Mississippi State

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    University Compensation: $1,200,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $133,333.33

    2010 was Dan Mullen’s second season at Mississippi State; thus far he has an overall record of 14-11.

62. Gene Chizik: Auburn

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    University Compensation: $2,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 14-0

    Cost Per Win: $150,000

    Chizik has been the head man at Auburn for just two seasons where his overall record is 22-5.

61. Bret Bielema: Wisconsin

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    University Compensation: $1,700,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-2

    Cost Per Win: $154,545.45

    Bret Bielema has been the head coach at Wisconsin for five seasons, his overall record is 49-16.

60. Mike Stoops: Arizona

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    University Compensation: $1,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $157,142.86

    Stoops has been at Arizona for seven years where his overall record is 40-45.

59. Ron English: Eastern Michigan

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    University Compensation: $315,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $157,500

    Ron English has been the head coach at EMU for two seasons, his overall record is 2-22.

58. Joe Paterno: Penn State

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    University Compensation: $1,109,977

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $158,568.14

    Paterno has the head coach at Penn State for 45 seasons, his overall record is 401-135-3.

57. Mark Dantonio: Michigan State

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    University Compensation: $1,796,700

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-2

    Cost Per Win: $163,336.36

    Mark Dantonio has been at MSU for four seasons where his overall record is 33-19.

56. Jeff Quinn: Buffalo

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    University Compensation: $338,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $169,000

    2010 was Jeff Quinn’s first season as the head coach at Buffalo.

55. Mike Gundy: Oklahoma State

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    University Compensation: $1,925,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-2

    Cost Per Win: $175,000

    Mike Gundy has been the Cowboys’ head coach for six seasons, his overall record is 47-29.

54. Jimbo Fisher: Florida State

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    University Compensation: $1,800,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-4

    Cost Per Win: $180,000

    Fisher just completed his first season as the head coach at Florida State.

53. Frank Beamer: Virginia Tech

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    University Compensation: $2,043,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-3

    Cost Per Win: $185,727.27

    Frank Beamer has been the head coach at Virginia Tech for 24 seasons where his overall record is 198-95-2.

52. DeWayne Walker: New Mexico State

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    University Compensation: $375,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $187,500

    Walker just completed his second season as the Aggies head coach, his overall record is 5-20.

51. Tommy Tuberville: Texas Tech

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    University Compensation: $1,500,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $187,500

    2010 was Tuberville’s first season as the head coach at Texas Tech.

50. Randy Edsall: Connecticut

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    University Compensation: $1,550,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $193,750

    Edsall spent 12 seasons as the head coach at UConn (74-70) leaving at the end of the 2010 season for the head job at Maryland.

49. Kevin Sumlin: Houston

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    University Compensation: $1,000,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $200,000

    Sumlin has been the head coach at Houston three seasons where his overall record is 23-16.

48. Chip Kelly: Oregon

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    University Compensation: $2,400,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 12-1

    Cost Per Win: $200,000

    Chip Kelly has been the Ducks’ head coach for only two seasons, his overall record is 22-4.

47. Mike Sherman: Texas A&M

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    University Compensation: $1,800,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $200,000

    Mike Sherman just completed his third season as the head coach at Texas A&M, his overall record is 19-19.

46. Paul Rhoads: Iowa State

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    University Compensation: $1,050,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $210,000

    Paul Rhoads has been at Iowa State for two seasons, his overall record is 12-13.

45. Bo Pelini: Nebraska

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    University Compensation: $2,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-4

    Cost Per Win: $210,000

    2010 was Pelini’s third season as the Cornhuskers’ head coach; his overall record is 30-12.

44. Skip Holtz: South Florida

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    University Compensation: $1,700,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $212,500

    2010 was Skip Holtz’s first season as the head coach at USF.

43. Ron Zook: Illinois

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    University Compensation: $1,505,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $215,000

    Ron Zook has been at Illinois for six seasons, his overall record is 28-45.

42. Butch Davis: North Carolina

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    University Compensation: $1,752,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $219,000

    Butch Davis has been the head coach at UNC for four years, his overall record is 30-22.

41. Mike Riley: Oregon State

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    University Compensation: $1,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $220,000

    2010 was Mike Riley’s tenth season as the head coach at Oregon State; his overall record is 69-54.

40. Steve Spurrier: South Carolina

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    University Compensation: $2,000,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-5

    Cost Per Win: $222,222.22

    Spurrier has been at South Carolina for six years, his overall record is 44-33.

39. Danny Hope: Purdue

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    University Compensation: $900,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $225,000

    Danny Hope has been the head coach at Purdue for two seasons where his overall record is 9-15.

38. Ralph Friedgen: Maryland

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    University Compensation: $2,036,306

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 9-4

    Cost Per Win: $226,256.22

    2010 was Ralph Friedgen’s tenth and final season as the head coach at Maryland; while there he amassed a 75-50 overall record.

37. Charlie Strong: Louisville

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    University Compensation: $1,600,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $228,571.43

    2010 was Charlie Strong’s first season at Louisville.

36. Steve Fairchild: Colorado State

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    University Compensation: $700,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $233,333.33

    Fairchild has been at CSU for three seasons, his overall record is 13-24.

35. Dennis Erickson: Arizona State

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    University Compensation: $1,500,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-6

    Cost Per Win: $250,000

    Erickson has been at ASU for four seasons, his overall record there is 25-24.

34. Bobby Hauck: UNLV

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    University Compensation: $500,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-11

    Cost Per Win: $250,000

    2010 was Bobby Hauck’s first season at UNLV.

33. Gary Pinkel: Missouri

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    University Compensation: $2,550,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-3

    Cost Per Win: $255,000

    2010 was Gary Pinkel’s tenth season as the head coach at Missouri where he has compiled an overall record of 77-49.

32. Steve Sarkisian: Washington

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    University Compensation: $1,850,004

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $264,286.29

    Sarkisian has been the head coach at Washington for two seasons, his overall record is 12-13.

31. Bill Snyder: Kansas State

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    University Compensation: $1,875,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $267,857.14

    In total, Bill Snyder has been the head coach at KSU for 19 seasons where his overall record is 149-80-1.

30. Bobby Petrino: Arkansas

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    University Compensation: $2,700,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-3

    Cost Per Win: $270,000

    Petrino has been the head coach at Arkansas for three seasons where his overall record is 23-15.

29. Butch Jones: Cincinnati

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    University Compensation: $1,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $275,000

    2010 was Butch Jones’ first season as the head coach at Cincinnati.

28. Joker Phillips: Kentucky

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    University Compensation: $1,700,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $283,333.33

    2010 was Joker Phillips’ first season as the head coach at Kentucky.

27. Dave Christensen: Wyoming

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    University Compensation: $861,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $287,000

    Christensen is 10-15 in his two seasons at Wyoming.

26. Dabo Swinney: Clemson

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    University Compensation: $1,750,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $291,666.67

    Swinney has been at Clemson for two full seasons, posting a 19-15 record thus far.

25. Jim Tressel: Ohio State

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    University Compensation: $3,512,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 12-1

    Cost Per Win: $292,666.67

    Tressel has led the Buckeyes for ten seasons, going 106-22 overall.

24. Paul Wulff: Washington State

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    University Compensation: $600,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 2-10

    Cost Per Win: $300,000

    Wulff has been at Washington State for three seasons, his overall record is 5-32.

23. June Jones: SMU

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    University Compensation: $2,142,056

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-7

    Cost Per Win: $306,008

    June Jones has been at SMU for three seasons, his overall record there is 16-23.

22. Rick Neuheisel: UCLA

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    University Compensation: $1,250,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $312,500

    Neuheisel has been at UCLA for three seasons and has posted a 15-22 record while with the Bruins.

21. Les Miles: LSU

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    University Compensation: $3,751,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 11-2

    Cost Per Win: $341,000

    Les Miles has spent six season as the Tigers’ head coach, his overall record at LSU is 62-17.

20. Derek Dooley: Tennessee

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    University Compensation: $2,118,391

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $353,065.17

    2010 was Dooley’s first season at Tennessee.

19. Bob Stoops: Oklahoma

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    University Compensation: $4,275,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 12-2

    Cost Per Win: $356,250.00

    Stoops has been at Oklahoma for 12 seasons, his overall record is 129-31.

18. Rich Rodriguez: Michigan

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    University Compensation: $2,515,180

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 7-6

    Cost Per Win: $359,311.43

    Rodriguez was at Michigan for three seasons (15-22) before being fired after the 2010 season.

17. Rob Ianello: Akron

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    University Compensation: $375,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 1-11

    Cost Per Win: $375,000

    2010 was Rob Ianello’s first season as the head coach at Akron.

16. Paul Johnson: Georgia Tech

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    University Compensation: $2,300,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $383,333.33

    Johnson has been at Georgia Tech for three seasons, his overall record is 26-14.

15. Mike MacIntyre: San Jose State

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    University Compensation: $401,820

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 1-12

    Cost Per Win: $401,820

    2010 was Mike MacIntyre’s first season as the head coach at San Jose State.

14. Mike London: Virginia

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    University Compensation: $1,780,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $445,000

    2010 was Mike London’s first season as the head coach at Virginia.

13. Jeff Tedford: California

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    University Compensation: $2,300,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $460,000

    Jeff Tedford has been the head coach at Cal for nine seasons, his overall record is 72-52.

12. Mark Richt: Georgia

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    University Compensation: $2,811,340

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 6-7

    Cost Per Win: $468,556.67

    In 2010 Mark Richt completed his tenth season as the head coach at Georgia; his overall record is 96-34.

11. Kirk Ferentz: Iowa

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    University Compensation: $3,775,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $471,875

    Kirk Ferentz has been the head coach at Iowa for 12 seasons, his overall record is 89-60.

10. Greg Schiano: Rutgers

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    University Compensation: $1,895,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $473,750

    Schiano has been at Rutgers for 10 seasons, his overall record is 59-63.

9. Urban Meyer: Florida

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    University Compensation: $4,010,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 8-5

    Cost Per Win: $501,250

    After six seasons as the head coach at Florida (65-15 overall record) Urban Meyer stepped down at the end of the 2010 season.

8. Nick Saban: Alabama

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    University Compensation: $5,166,666

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 10-3

    Cost Per Win: $516,666.60

    Nick Saban has been at Alabama for four seasons during which he has posted a 43-11 overall record.

7. David Cutcliffe: Duke

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    University Compensation: $1,581,903

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $527,301

    David Cutcliffe has been at Duke for three seasons, his overall record is 12-24.

6. Houston Nutt: Ole Miss

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    University Compensation: $2,500,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 4-8

    Cost Per Win: $625,000

    Nutt has been the head coach at Ole Miss for three years, his overall record is 22-16.

5. Turner Gill: Kansas

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    University Compensation: $2,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $700,000

    Turner Gill just completed his first season as the head coach at Kansas.

4. Larry Porter, Memphis

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    University Compensation: $750,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 1-11

    Cost Per Win: $750,000

    2010 was Larry Porter’s first season as the head coach at Memphis.

3. Mike Locksley: New Mexico

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    University Compensation: $750,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 1-11

    Cost Per Win: $750,000

    Locksley has been at New Mexico for two seasons where his overall record is 2-21.

2. Jim Grobe: Wake Forest

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    University Compensation: $2,939,475

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 3-9

    Cost Per Win: $979,825

    Grobe has been at Wake Forest for 10 seasons, his overall record is 62-60.

1. Mack Brown: Texas

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    University Compensation: $5,100,000

    2010 Win/Loss Total: 5-7

    Cost Per Win: $1,020,000

    Brown has spent 13 seasons as the head coach at Texas, overall his record is 133-34.