With the resignations of Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt and Florida head coach Urban Meyer, the NCAA Football coaching carousel has officially begun in anticipation of next year’s season.
With that in mind, Roger Groves aims to provide some factual info on the salary of college coaches before people start getting up in arms about the amount of money thrown in their direction.
These types of facts are well documented and in fact public information. But rarely have I seen the other side of the story. That is, we see what the institution pays out, but not an economic analysis of what it receives in return. Only then, it seems to me, can one objectively assess whether the amount paid is too high. The companion question is “How do we measure a coach’s value?”