Comparison of the Top 2014 NCAA Football Head Coach Salaries vs. 2015 Preseason Rank

Here’s something for Tyler Ryder (@ryderkgym) and Todd Brommelkamp (@ToddBrommelkamp) to talk about on KGYM on Monday.

Below is a comparison of NCAA 2014 Football head coach salaries ranked by total compensation vs. this year’s preseason football ranking.

Notice anything?

SCHOOL CONF HEAD COACH SCHOOL PAY OTHER PAY TOTAL PAY SALARY RANK PRESEASON RANK
Alabama SEC Nick Saban $6,950,203 $209,984 $7,160,187 1 3
Michigan State Big Ten Mark Dantonio $5,611,845 $24,300 $5,636,145 2 6
Oklahoma Big 12 Bob Stoops $5,058,333 $0 $5,058,333 3 19
Texas A&M SEC Kevin Sumlin $5,000,000 $6,000 $5,006,000 4  27
Texas Big 12 Charlie Strong $5,000,000 $270 $5,000,270 5  38
Ohio State Big Ten Urban Meyer $4,486,640 $50,000 $4,536,640 6 1
LSU SEC Les Miles $4,300,000 $69,582 $4,369,582 7 13
Penn State Big Ten James Franklin $4,300,000 $0 $4,300,000 8  35
Iowa Big Ten Kirk Ferentz $4,075,000 $0 $4,075,000 9  —
South Carolina SEC Steve Spurrier $4,000,000 $16,900 $4,016,900 10  36
TCU Big 12 Gary Patterson $4,008,150 $0 $4,008,150 11 2
Auburn SEC Gus Malzahn $3,850,000 $4,500 $3,854,500 12 7
Washington PAC-12 Chris Petersen $3,681,720 $0 $3,681,720 13  —
Florida State ACC Jimbo Fisher $3,591,667 $0 $3,591,667 14 8
Oklahoma State Big 12 Mike Gundy $3,500,000 $0 $3,500,000 15  28
Missouri SEC Gary Pinkel $3,400,000 $0 $3,400,000 16 23
Georgia SEC Mark Richt $3,200,000 $114,000 $3,314,000 17 9
Arizona PAC-12 Rich Rodriguez $2,898,500 $400,000 $3,298,500 18 22
UCLA PAC-12 Jim Mora $3,250,000 $0 $3,250,000 19 14
Arkansas SEC Bret Bielema $3,200,000 $14,000 $3,214,000 20 20
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god does not make you catch or drop passes

Steve Johnson Tweetand that’s all i have to say about that. it’s just as much nonsense for steve johnson to blame god for dropping a pass as it is to thank him for catching one. god doesn’t care if you catch or drop a pass. and if you believe that, you’ve got one screwed up, me first theology. seriously, it is good to feel ‘blessed’ that you were able to have success on an athletic field, but what happens when you lose? did god abandon you? did he like the other team better? did they pray harder?

johnson tweeted:

“I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”

if you’re going to employ this kind of ‘us vs. them’ mentality toward god, then it must be maintained in defeat as well, where we see it much less. at least steve johnson maintained a consistent, albeit flawed, theology. besides shifting responsibility and blame away from himself, by blaming god for dropping a pass, johnson is simply playing out the other side of this ‘god blessed me with a great game’ mentality. if god causes you to win or have success in a game, he must be responsible for your loss and/or defeat.

it is this capitalistic, success-driven, health-and-wealth gospel that is plaguing christianity.

god wants you to act like a professional. he doesn’t care if you can catch a ball or not.

how to ruin your football career with one punch

regon running back LeGarrette Blount, left, punches Boise States Byron Hout.

Oregon running back LeGarrette Blount, left, punches Boise State's Byron Hout.

legarrette blount’s football career is over, and his senior year was just getting started. the university of oregon tailback has been suspended for the entire season by his own team’s coach for punching boise state defensive back byron hout during the post game handshake and for continuing to act like a complete thug jackass after the altercation.

legarrette blount has ruined his football career with one punch. his own coach, chip kelley, has rightly suspended him for his entire senior season. the associated press reports:

On Friday he told a sobbing Blount of his decision: That punch would cost Blount the season, and ultimately his career with the Ducks.

“He understands that his actions are unacceptable. We will not put up with that,” Kelly said. “That is not the University of Oregon football, that is not the University of Oregon.”

kudos to coach kelly for standing up to this sort of reprehensible behavior and suspending blount. the decision to leave him on the team is even greater punishment. he was suspended from all games, but still remains on scholarship and on the team. this means that blount must come to practice and work hard every day, even though there is no chance he will ever play. given the fact that he was suspended last season and reinstated, only to be now re-suspended for the entire 2009 season, i’m guessing blount isn’t going to want to stick around and give that 100% effort that the coaches want in practice. blount will probably quit, and oregon will recoup its scholarship and award it to a far more deserving player. thus, by leaving blount on the team, they will get back the scholarship blount now holds, where as if they dismissed him from the team, he may have a claim to the scholarship. (not that he’s there for an education…)

as for his nfl career, what nfl team will touch him? nfl teams are beginning to see that the new england patriots model of team and character is better than the terell owens / chad johnson (or ochocinco or whetever his name is this week) system of tolerating idiots.

congratulations mr. blount. you just cost yourself literally millions of dollars in salaries and endorsements, not to mention the fame that comes with playing college and nfl football.

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