Another day, another $4 million salary

Gary Pinkel, come on down!

There aren’t many SEC coaching salaries south of the $4 million line any more.


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14 responses to “Another day, another $4 million salary

  1. There is a guy that deserves it. Made the transition to the SEC successfully, is winning division titles, the two times I have been there he is bringing in the fans, money for facility upgrades, and doing it all at Mizzou.


    • Bulldog Joe


      Gets outscored by 34 points and wins.


      • JCDAWG83

        But, he didn’t lose to two of his biggest rivals, three actually, when he was a big favorite and still get a raise. The Georgia Way!


        • PTC DAWG

          Who are Mizzous main rivals?


          • W Cobb Dawg

            Us, just like every other team we play. Although we are usually oblivious to the fact, every team we play feels it’s one of the biggest games they’ll play all year. Show me a team on our schedule that doesn’t have UGA circled on their calendar.


  2. It’s just insane. I approve because it’s market driven. But really ?


    • Is it really free market driven? The institutions paying do not have to pay taxes on net revenue, which those in the market call “profit.” The institutions that pay those salaries do not have to worry about labor costs. The labor costs for players are capped. Even the actual cost of attendance stipend and name, image and likeness stipends are capped. Gurley could not get UGA and Southern Cal in a bidding war after the 2011 season. Unlike businesses in the market the institutions paying the salaries either get revenue directly from the state governments or indirectly by use of state facilities (stadiums, dorms, practice facilities) at rents well below fair market rates. The institutions paying coaches have territory protected from competition. The SEC does not allow Alabama to move to Conyers to compete in Georgia with UGA. Unlike businesses the institutions paying the coaches have a combination (a conference) that writes a check for couple of hundred million dollars every year.

      I am not debating whether the above should be the way the world works, or not, so please do not think I am taking sides in this comment. I am just pointing out that the Power Five schools want to use the free market argument to justify executive compensation but do not want free market principles to determine any other costs.


  3. If the market values his work so much, good for him. But I wonder what value the market would put on the work of his players. Why not put CFB coaches in a special economic bracket and cap a head coaches salary at say $500,000? After all, they work for an academic institution where they don’t really care about money, only the welfare of the students. Right?


  4. HVL Dawg

    Meanwhile, my cable/phone/internet bill is $214 a month.