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2010 Coaches Quick Hits

Wednesday August 4, 2009

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Ranking the salaries of the head football coaches of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A): Coach, school Conf. Salary

1. Pete Carroll, USC Pac-10 $4,400,000

2. Charlie Weis, Notre Dame Ind. $4,200,000

3. Urban Meyer, Florida SEC $4,000,000

4. Nick Saban, Alabama SEC $3,900,000

5. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma Big 12 $3,800,000

6. Les Miles, LSU SEC $3,800,000

7. Jim Tressel, Ohio State Big Ten $3,500,000

8. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa Big Ten $3,030,000

9. Mack Brown, Texas Big 12 $2,910,000

10. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas SEC $2,900,000

11. Mark Richt, Georgia SEC $2,900,000

T12. Rich Rodriguez, Michigan Big Ten $2,500,000

T12. Bobby Bowden, Florida State ACC $2,500,000

T12. Gary Pinkel, Missouri Big 12 $2,500,000

T12. Houston Nutt, Ole Miss SEC $2,500,000

T16. Mark Mangino, Kansas Big 12 $2,300,000

T16. Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech ACC $2,300,000

18. Greg Schiano, Rutgers Big East $2,250,000

T19. Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech ACC $2,100,000

T19. Butch Davis, North Carolina ACC $2,100,000

T21. June Jones, SMU C-USA $2,000,000

T21. Lane Kiffin, Tennessee SEC $2,000,000

T21. Gene Chizik, Auburn SEC $2,000,000

24. Al Groh, Virginia ACC $1,875,000

25. Bo Pelini, Nebraska Big 12 $1,851,000

T26. Jeff Tedford, California Pac-10 $1,850,000

T26. Steve Sarkisian, Washington Pac-10 $1,850,000

T28. Mike Sherman, Texas A&M Big 12 $1,800,000

T28. Art Briles, Baylor Big 12 $1,800,000

T28. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina SEC $1,800,000

T28. Mark Dantonio, Michigan State Big Ten $1,800,000

T32. Ralph Friedgen, Maryland ACC $1,750,000

T32. Mike Leach, Texas Tech Big 12 $1,750,000

T34. Chip Kelly, Oregon Pac-10 $1,500,000

T34. Joe Paterno, Penn State Big Ten $1,500,000

T34. Randy Edsall, Connecticut Big East $1,500,000

T34. David Cutcliffe, Duke ACC $1,500,000

T34. Randy Shannon, Miami ACC $1,500,000

T34. Jim Leavitt, USF Big East $1,500,000

40. Steve Kragthorpe, Louisville Big East $1,450,000

41. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin Big Ten $1,400,000

42. Ron Zook, Illinois Big Ten $1,350,000

T43. Dave Wannstedt, Pitt Big East $1,300,000

T43. Gary Patterson, TCU MWC $1,300,000

T45. Danny Hope, Purdue Big Ten $1,250,000

T45. Rick Neuheisel, UCLA Pac-10 $1,250,000

T45. Pat Hill, Fresno State WAC $1,250,000

T45. Rich Brooks, Kentucky SEC $1,250,000

T49. Brian Kelly, Cincinnati Big East $1,200,000

T49. Jim Grobe, Wake Forest ACC $1,200,000

T49. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State SEC $1,200,000

52. Skip Holtz, East Carolina C-USA $1,160,000

T53. George O'Leary, UCF C-USA $1,150,000

T53. Paul Rhoads, Iowa State Big 12 $1,150,000

T55. Dennis Erickson, Arizona State Pac-10 $1,100,000

T55. Todd Graham, Tulsa C-USA $1,100,000

T55. Tom O'Brien, N.C. State ACC $1,100,000

T55. Greg McMackin, Hawaii WAC $1,100,000

T55. Dan Hawkins, Colorado Big 12 $1,100,000

T55. Mike Riley, Oregon State Pac-10 $1,100,000

T55. Bill Snyder, Kansas State Big 12 $1,100,000

T55. Doug Marrone, Syracuse Big East $1,100,000

T55. Bobby Johnson, Vanderbilt SEC $1,100,000

64. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State Big 12 $1,050,000

65. Mike Stoops, Arizona Pac-10 $1,025,000

T66. Frank Spaziani, Boston College ACC $1,000,000

T66. Dabo Swinney, Clemson ACC $1,000,000

T66. Tim Brewster, Minnesota Big Ten $1,000,000

T66. Jim Harbaugh, Stanford Pac-10 $1,000,000

70. Tommy West, Memphis C-USA $950,000

71. Chris Petersen, Boise State WAC $900,000

T72. Bill Stewart, West Virginia Big East $800,000

T72. Larry Fedora, Southern Miss C-USA $800,000

T72. Steve Fairchild, Colorado State MWC $800,000

T72. Brady Hoke, San Diego State MWC $800,000

T76. Dave Christensen, Wyoming MWC $750,000

T76. Ken Niumatalolo, Navy Ind. $750,000

T76. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern Big Ten $750,000

T76. Mike Locksley, New Mexico MWC $750,000

T80. Kevin Sumlin, Houston C-USA $700,000

T80. Kyle Whittingham, Utah MWC $700,000

T82. Bronco Mendenhall, BYU MWC $650,000

T82. Stan Brock, Army Ind. $650,000

T82. Bill Lynch, Indiana Big Ten $650,000

T85. Paul Wulff, Washington State Pac-10 $600,000

T85. Bob Toledo, Tulane C-USA $600,000

T85. Troy Calhoun, Air Force MWC $600,000

88. Al Golden, Temple MAC $575,000

89. Mark Snyder, Marshall C-USA $500,000

90. Mike Price, UTEP C-USA $475,000

91. Dick Tomey, San Jose State WAC $460,000

T92. Mike Sanford, UNLV MWC $450,000

T92. Tim Beckman, Toledo MAC $450,000

T94. David Bailiff, Rice CUSA 2 $400,000

T94. Frank Solich, Ohio MAC $400,000

T94. Derek Dooley, La. Tech WAC $400,000

T94. Gary Andersen, Utah State WAC $400,000

T94. DeWayne Walker, New Mexico State WAC $400,000

99. Mario Cristobal, FIU Sun Belt $390,000

T100. Chris Ault, Nevada WAC $375,000

T100. Howard Schnellenberger, FAU Sun Belt $375,000

102. Neil Callaway, UAB C-USA $360,000

T103. Jerry Kill, Northern Illinois MAC $300,000

T103. Larry Blakeney, Troy Sun Belt $300,000

T103. Rick Stockstill, Middle Tennessee Sun Belt $300,000

T103. Dave Clawson, Bowling Green MAC $300,000

T107. Butch Jones, Central Michigan MAC $275,000

T107. Bill Cubit, Western Michigan MAC $275,000

T107. Todd Dodge North Texas Sun Belt $275,000

110. Turner Gill, Buffalo MAC $265,000

T111. Stan Parrish, Ball State MAC $250,000

T111. Robb Akey, Idaho WAC $250,000

T111. Ron English, Eastern Michigan MAC $250,000

114. J.D. Brookhart, Akron MAC $245,000

115. Charlie Weatherbie, La.-Monroe Sun Belt $205,000

T116. Rickey Bustle, La.-Lafayette Sun Belt $200,000

T116. Steve Roberts, Arkansas State Sun Belt $200,000

T116. David Elson, Western Kentucky Sun Belt $200,000

T116. Mike Haywood, Miami (OH) MAC $200,000

120. Doug Martin, Kent State MAC $170,000

Football Department Money Spent from last year:

Conference USA

SMU 10.6 million

Rice 8.9

East Carolina 8.1

UTEP 7.9

Tulsa 7.8

Memphis 7.4

Tulane 7.3

UCF 7.1

Houston 6.9

Marshall 6.9

UAB 5.3*

Southern Miss 2.9*

Sun Belt

Fla. Internation
al 6.0*

Middle Tennessee 5.5*

Florida Atlantic 4.4*

Troy 4.0*

North Texas 4.0*

Arkansas State 3.7*

Louisiana-Lafayette 3.5*

Louisiana-Monroe 2.5*

Western Athletic

Hawaii 9.5

Fresno State 6.9

Boise State 6.9

New Mexico State 6.8

Nevada 5.0*

Louisiana Tech 4.2*

San Jose State 4.2*

Idaho 3.6*

Utah State 3.6*


Temple 9.1

Central Michigan 5.7*

Ball State 5.4*

Miami ( Ohio) 5.3*

Northern Illinois 5.2*

Ohio 4.9*

Western Michigan 4.5*

Eastern Michigan 4.5*

Kent State 4.4*

Toledo 4.4*

Buffalo 4.3*

Akron 4.7*

Bowling Green 3.8*

Mountain West

TCU 14.9

BYU 9.4

Colorado State 8.2

San Diego State 8.1

Utah 7.9

UNLV 6.3*

New Mexico 5.7*

Wyoming 5.3*

Note: Air Force did not submit information


Army 5.6*

Western Kentucky 4.2*

Note: Navy did not submit information

Source: EADA reports

Kiffin to recognize General Neyland, sort of: Head Coach Lane Kiffin also announced a new addition to the team's gameday traditions. This fall a former UT football player will lead the team in the General Neyland's renowned maxims before each game. "General Neyland's maxims are a very special part of Tennessee football. I want our players to know what they've meant to those who played here before them. This is a great opportunity for them to understand the history and tradition and allow us to continue to connect with our former players," said Kiffin.

Fulmer visits Parcells: Fulmer, who is in town as a guest of Dolphins football operations czar Bill Parcells, is out of coaching for the first time since he was a college offensive lineman after stepping down at Tennessee last fall. He has made stops at a couple of college campuses already to visit with their football coaching staffs, and he plans to see a few more NFL camps before heading home. "I appreciate [Parcells] giving me the chance to come down and watch," said Fulmer, who led the Volunteers to the 1998 national championship. "Never have had that time. I'm taking the fall and just going around and studying and learning and staying up to speed."