Landing or keeping a high-quality college football coach doesn't come cheap—the salaries can be massive.
I was a big fan of that article "College Football Coaches Salaries: What the Top 100 Make and Are They Worth It?" Every year, I love to read the USA Today report on how much coaches made. I also like to track the changes in contracts; this year has been particularly busy.
Most football programs in conferences with a BCS bowl tie-in bring in as much as an NFL team, or much more. In 2008 the Texas Longhorns brought in $59 million in profit. That's more than what the Jacksonville Jaguars profited in 2008 and 2009.
With the gigantic profits coming into these schools, the debate exists on whether college players should be paid. No matter what side of the argument you find yourself on, you still have to pay the coach.
Here is the preseason coaches poll, along with the head coaches' projected salaries for this coming year.