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Old 12-20-2017, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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With Jimbo Fisher recently signing a 10 year 75 million deal and with Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh getting 6-10 million a year and with several assistant coaches getting over a million dollars per year. i think the salaries are getting out of control. Pretty soon a coach will sign a 100 million deal.

I can see maybe a private school paying that amount but i think it's ridiculous that a state school would pay that amount.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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With Jimbo Fisher recently signing a 10 year 75 million deal and with Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh getting 6-10 million a year and with several assistant coaches getting over a million dollars per year. i think the salaries are getting out of control. Pretty soon a coach will sign a 100 million deal.

I can see maybe a private school paying that amount but i think it's ridiculous that a state school would pay that amount.
Man, that ship sailed years ago.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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With Jimbo Fisher recently signing a 10 year 75 million deal and with Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh getting 6-10 million a year and with several assistant coaches getting over a million dollars per year. i think the salaries are getting out of control. Pretty soon a coach will sign a 100 million deal.

I can see maybe a private school paying that amount but i think it's ridiculous that a state school would pay that amount.

In 39 of the 50 states, the highest paid government employee is either a college men's basketball coach or college football coach. THIS is the direction our county has gone AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE. At least in my state (South Dakota) the highest paid government employee is the dean of the Medical School. At least THAT makes sense to me.


39 US states where the highest-paid public employee is a college coach - Business Insider
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Old 12-21-2017, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Akron, OH
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In 39 of the 50 states, the highest paid government employee is either a college men's basketball coach or college football coach. THIS is the direction our county has gone AND NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE. At least in my state (South Dakota) the highest paid government employee is the dean of the Medical School. At least THAT makes sense to me.


39 US states where the highest-paid public employee is a college coach - Business Insider
That makes sense to me too.

Since they are state employees they really need to institute some cap.
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Old 12-21-2017, 08:50 AM
 
Location: OHIO
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I am surprised there isn't some kind of a cap. I guess that's what happens when programs are profiting 50+ million a year.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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Unless you can get all 50 states to put a cap in, and make it the same everywhere.. Not going to fly.

Someone like Urban Meyer.. He's going where he can get the most dollars.

Others, like Dabo and some others, Jerry Kill comes to mind.. They would stay at the same university until they either just didn't want to do it anymore or until they were shown the door, so long as the pay was marginally acceptable.

At least, that's my reading on those handful of coaches I mentioned.
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:31 PM
 
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Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh, et al make money for their educational institutions - these guys put a product out on the gridiron that puts butts into stadium seats and that bring in the big TV network dollars. At schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, etc, the football programs pay for a majority, if not the entirety of each university's athletic programs. Throw in the free advertising these universities get for the football and basketball programs and it's actually understandable why the coaches are paid so much - they're rain makers.

College football/basketball coaches - they aren't public servants but rather corporate chief executive officers.
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia/South Jersey area
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Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh, et al make money for their educational institutions - these guys put a product out on the gridiron that puts butts into stadium seats and that bring in the big TV network dollars. At schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, etc, the football programs pay for a majority, if not the entirety of each university's athletic programs. Throw in the free advertising these universities get for the football and basketball programs and it's actually understandable why the coaches are paid so much - they're rain makers.

College football/basketball coaches - they aren't public servants but rather corporate chief executive officers.
Absolutely big name football programs bring in big dollars for these schools.

Next this is how free market works. Why shouldn't they get paid that much?? They've got a commodity everyone wants
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Old 12-21-2017, 02:36 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Absolutely big name football programs bring in big dollars for these schools.

Next this is how free market works. Why shouldn't they get paid that much?? They've got a commodity everyone wants
Just like actors, star singers, and professional athletes, they are in great demand with a lot of competition for the best coaches, so their pay goes up and up. A good coach means more wins, and that means more ticket and TV revenue. Just like any industry where the best people are poached from other companies. The only difference is that it looks like we are paying for that with our tax money. Actually, in most cases only a small fraction or even NONE is from taxes, the rest or all of it is from the ticket sales and television revenues.
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Old 12-22-2017, 02:06 PM
 
Location: OHIO
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Urban Meyer, Nick Saban, Jim Harbaugh, et al make money for their educational institutions - these guys put a product out on the gridiron that puts butts into stadium seats and that bring in the big TV network dollars. At schools like Ohio State, Alabama, Michigan, etc, the football programs pay for a majority, if not the entirety of each university's athletic programs. Throw in the free advertising these universities get for the football and basketball programs and it's actually understandable why the coaches are paid so much - they're rain makers.

College football/basketball coaches - they aren't public servants but rather corporate chief executive officers.
Yeah, I had read that the money the Ohio State football program brought in paid 100% of the athletic departments bills. They then often transfer millions over to the academic side of campus. I'm sure this goes for other schools such as Alabama.
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