Posts Tagged 'coaches'

The Most Overpaid Coach In College Football Is….

Kirk Ferentz of Iowa.

Sorry dude, Fobes Magazine did this to you.  Not me.

Charlie “The Fake Tuna” of Notre Dame was third on the list.

Forbes chopped up Ferentz pretty good:

The most overpaid coach is Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, who made $3.4 million last year despite lackluster results on the field, for a score of 71. Just how lopsided is Ferentz’s deal? During the last three years he’s pocketed $10 million, including a record $4.7 million in 2006, but has led the Hawkeyes to just a 19-18 record.

A coach’s base pay is usually just a small piece of his overall compensation package. Our salary figures include income guaranteed by their institutions from media and apparel deals, speaking fees and football camps. Since our pay totals are specific to last year, we include bonuses obtained during the 2007 season for reaching bowl games and attaining high national rankings.

And the most underpaid coach is Jim Tressel at Ohio State.  Mike Riley at Oregon State is second and Jim Grobe at Wake Forest comes in the third on that list.

Nick Saban Is The Most Powerful Coach In Sports

I didn’t say it, Forbes magazine did  on the cover. 

Sweet Nick caught Alabama in a time of need and they gave him money and the power according to Forbes:

In Tuscaloosa, which was desperate to return to national football prominence, Saban, 56, was a savior, welcomed with an open wallet. Saban, with his agent, James E. Sexton II, negotiated an eight-year, $32 million contract that was, at the time, the highest salary ever paid to a college coach. It remains among the highest and is bigger than all but a handful of NFL coaching salaries. His deal includes, among other perks, 25 hours of private use of a university airplane, two cars and a country club membership, extras that make his annual compensation closer to $5 million a year, estimates Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist. He can leave the school at any time without financial penalty, a rarity in big-time college coaching contracts.

What’s more, he was given total control of the football program: recruiting, coaching, business administration and public relations. There are coaches at other universities who have similar salaries, like Charlie Weis at Notre Dame and Pete Carroll at the University of Southern California. But no coach, including those in the professional leagues, can match Saban’s combination of money, control and influence. Saban, now entering his second year as the coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide, is the most powerful coach in sports.

Somebody Thinks Michigan Football Hired A Skunk

Michael Rosenberg of the Detroit Free Press thinks Michigan hired a man with no class, honor, or integrity in Rich Rodriguez.

After all, Richie Rod never met a job opening he didn’t like.

Once you read this column you may agree.


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