I have a friend who shall go nameless here, who used to rank his dates by what he called the “get down to dollars” ratio: how much money he had to spend on a woman before she went to bed with him.
So what do we get if we translate that formula over to SEC coaches, and their wins and salaries? Something like this:
- Gus Malzahn – $380,000 per win
- Mark Richt – $412,000 per win
- Les Miles – $417,000 per win
- Gary Pinkel – $421,000 per win
- Steve Spurrier – $476,000 per win
- Hugh Freeze – $538,000 per win
- Kevin Sumlin – $538,000 per win
- Butch Jones – $600,000 per win
- Dan Mullen – $609,000 per win
- Nick Saban – $660,000 per win
- Bret Bielema – $800,000 per win
- Mark Stoops – $1.03 million per win
- Derek Mason – salary not disclosed; three career wins
Jim McElwain can’t be assessed, of course.
Kinda casts that whole underpaid/overpaid argument in a new light, doesn’t it?