What goes up, keeps going up.

Here’s a look at what SEC schools paid their head coaches in 2006 and what they’re paying today.  It’s pretty frickin’ jarring to see the comparison.

And that doesn’t include the money these schools have paid to their fired coaches.

You may think it’s insane, but it’s actually rational.  The increasing amount of money flowing in isn’t going to the labor force, but it has to go somewhere, and if you’re competitive, that means coaching salaries and facilities.

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14 responses to “What goes up, keeps going up.

  1. Vladimir Putin

    Leaders make all money? Workers get room and board? This is good capitalism, da?!

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  2. NoAxeToGrind

    Richt is overpaid.

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    • PTC DAWG

      Based on what?

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      • 3rdandGrantham

        Right. Based on experience and overall success/accomplishments, I’d say CMR is underpaid given he’s the 6th highest paid in the SEC. Sumlin, Freeze, Mullen, and Bielema all have accomplished less than CMR, yet they all either make the same if not more than him. At programs that are bringing in less money to boot.

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  3. The Richt get Richter?

    Generally I’m not a fan of unions, but like in 1920s textile America, a Union solution may be a necessary evil.

    The Envy, Greed, and Oppulence is essay out of hand and the NCAA hyenas are clearly incapable of fairness in dealing with their labor force.

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    • 3rdandGrantham

      Not all unions are evil, let alone a necessary one. Far from it in fact. Take the ALPA, for example. If you know anything about aviation, you’re certainly thankful for the ALPA every time you get on a commercial flight. And this is coming from a free market Libertarian who strongly believes in right to work laws, and never has had any union affiliation whatsoever.

      Every time someone bellyaches to me about hating all unions, I’ll usually pick an example of a well respected and vital one (such as the ALPA), fill them in on their importance, then watch them stammer as they desperately try to reach for something from their Limbaugh/Boortz/Hannity playbook.

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  4. Andrew

    Position coaches making nearly HC salaries of ten years earlier.

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    • Mayor

      What do you mean “nearly?” Pruitt makes what, $1.2 Mil? 10 years ago hardly any coaches in the SEC made more than that.

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  5. DawgPhan

    Miles, SOS, and Richt as the only coaches that were there in 2006 and 2014.

    Also notice that there were some terrible head coaches in the SEC in 2006. Boy has the coaching talent collected in the SEC over that same span as well.

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  6. Dog in Fla

    Realizing that the money blown on coaches, fired coaches and luxurious waterfalls is not beaucoup enough, Management decides to go big and release an unchecked too big to fail Fellini-style promotional video in the fine comedic tradition of 12 Years (Irwin-style eligibility) a Slave showing just how good student-athletes have it

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  7. Hell, go back to 2000 — LSU hired Nick Saban for like $1.25 and that made him one of the 5-6 highest-paid in the country. People lost it in these parts too.

    Now we’re paying coordinators more than that.

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