On Monday, ESPN ranked the best bang-for-the-buck coaching values in college football. Then they loooked at the opposite end of the spectrum and discuss coaches who are overpaid, based on salaries and results.
Some coaches like Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech are new, but the money they’re making should increase expectations. The estimated salary figures come from a combination of documents obtained by ESPN.com and the USA Today coaches’ salary database.
1. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
2. Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M
3. Charlie Strong, Texas
4. Bret Bielema, Arkansas
T5. Dan Mullen, Mississippi State and Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss
7. Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech (yep, there he is!)
(This is what they said) Estimated 2015 salary: $3.1 million
The Golden Boy returned to his alma mater, started the 2013 season 7-0 -- and then hit a wall. The Red Raiders are 5-13 since then. Their 4-8 mark in 2014 was the school’s worst since 1990. A dizzying number of defensive coordinators have played a role in a lack of stability; Kingsbury is hopeful that David Gibbs is a settling force for that side of the ball.
For the rest of the rankings visit ESPN.com