In an ongoing effort to bring more math to this site, I decided to delve into the coaches salary information that was published in a USA Today article about 2009 NCAA college football contracts (hat tip to Brian Bennett who found it first for his blog). Unfortunately, there's quite a bit of missing information (there's no data for 9 schools), and a lot of it in the Big East. But poor data has never stopped a thorough analysis before, so lets go!
Kragthorpe's total salary is $1,216,000.
Kragthorpe ranks 47th out of 112 reporting schools
Highest reported: Pete Carroll - USC - $4,386,652)
Lowest reported: Charlie Weatherbie - Louisiana Monroe - $160,000
Kragthorpe makes 2.2% more than the average salary of $1,189,223.
Kragthorpe ranks 5th out of Big East Schools (but Pitt did not report Wannstedt's outside income, and Syracuse is being a dick about the whole thing).
Highest reported: Greg Schiano - Rutgets - $2,070,932)
Lowest reported: Bill Stewart - West Virginia - $878,000)
Kragthorpe makes 11.0% less than the average Big East salary of $1,365,246.
The Big East has the 6th highest average salary out of 12 conferences.
- SEC - $2,637,599
- Big 12 - $1,982,504
- ACC - $1,844,198
- Pac-10 - $1,791,248
- Big Ten - $1,764,678
- Big East - $1,365,246
- MWC - $894,535
- CUSA - $807,939
- WAC - $605,675
- Independent * - $503,105
- MAC - $341,678
- Sun Belt - $281,647
* I know Independent isn't really a conference, and I don't care.
I would love to build a database that corrilates this with the coaches winning percentage. Then use that to calculate a "Return of Investment" factor to see where we rank there, but I have a real job and they might fire me if I don't get back to doing it. One last thing, though...
If we hired Jon Gruden for the rumored $3.5 mil, he would rank tops in the Big East, 7th overall, and higher than nine of the SEC schools. I'm just saying.