USA Today released salary figures for most of the FBS athletic directors earlier today, and flipping through the data, we found a few things worth noting.
Washington State's Bill Moos. who led the quickest search for a head football coach this past season when he pulled the trigger on Coach Leach, ranks in the bottom half of Pac-12 athletic director salaries provided at $455,000. Only Chris Hill (Utah - $400,000) and Lisa Love (former Arizona State AD - $448,000).
The highest paid AD in the country is Vanderbilt's David Williams, who also serves as the University's general counsel and is a tenured law professor. His salary is listed at above $2.56 million.
The next closest to that is Florida's Jeremy Foley who makes $1.54 million. Louisville's Tom Jurich ($1.42 million), Texas' DeLoss Dodds (just under $1.1 million), and Ohio State's Gene Smith ($1.07) round out the top 5 highest paid athletic directors listed.
Presenting an average doesn't always make sense; but in this case, after eyeballing USA Today's data, most FBS athletic directors seem to be making between $350,000 and $650,000.