If you have something to say, post a comment. I will not respond to anonymous commenters, so if you care to joust with the GROUCH, open yourself a FREE GMAIL account and get yourself an ID so I'll know who you are.

If you'd like to be a guest contributor, email me at:
ka4p1@hotmail.com
Opinions of the guests are not necessarily the opinion of the GROUCH!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Where Does the Money Come From?

Here's some more about the enormous amount of money made by college football coaches. Read it and think what you will.

By MARK YOST

The college bowl season is just around the corner, and with it will come the annual debate over coaching salaries. Namely, is Alabama's Nick Saban really worth $32 million?

Martin KozlowskiAcademic types have long lamented that coaches at many public universities make millions more than their schools' professors and presidents, not to mention the governors of their states. That much is true. Mr. Saban's eight-year contract will pay him $4 million a year -- $5 million if he earns all his performance bonuses. That dwarfs the salary paid to Alabama President Robert Witt ($611,000) and Gov. Bob Riley ($105,000).

But there are two fundamental problems with comparing teaching and coaching salaries. The first is simple supply and demand. With all due respect to the many great teachers, it's easier to replace them than Mr. Saban, Ohio State's Jim Tressel or Penn State's Joe Paterno (who makes a paltry $500,000 a year).

Read the rest HERE..............


No comments:

Post a Comment