Monday, July 30, 2007

SEC Vs. ACC $$$

There is no doubt the SEC is better than the ACC in football. However, I thought it would be interesting to see how they stacked up against us in terms of dollars.


1. Nick Saban, Alabama $4 million
2. Urban Meyer, Florida $3.25 million
3. Tommy Tuberville, Auburn $2.23 million
4. Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee $2.05 million
5. Mark Richt, Georgia $2.0 million

Average top five SEC salary: $2.7 million

Now compare that to our friends over in the mighty ACC.

The highest-paid coaches in the ACC (based on 2006 numbers):

Coach, school, per season

1. Frank Beamer, VT $2 million
2. Al Groh, UVA $1.7 million
3. Bobby Bowden, FSU $1.61 million
4. Ralph Friedgen, Maryland $1.6 million
5. Tommy Bowden, Clemson $1.1 million

Average top five ACC salary: $1.6 million

What does all of this mean? It pays to coach in the top conference in college football. Note that the highest paid coach in the ACC is tied with the fifth highest paid coach in the SEC at 2 million. The SEC wins this matchup by $1.1 million dollars.

Come back later to see how the SEC/ACC matchup in football attendance.

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