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November 10, 2009 at 8:56 AM

What the Pac-10 coaches are making

USA Today this week is publishing its annual invaluable series on the salaries of college football coaches.
It’s always an interesting read, and just as enlightening is its database of the salaries of all 120 D-I coaches (except for a few from private schools its unable to get, including Stanford’s Jim Harbaugh) as well as every assistant.
While USA Today was able to get Pete Carroll’s salaries by analyzing federal tax records, it was not able to get the salaries for any of USC’s assistants (nor, Stanford’s).
However, of the other eight Pac-10 teams, UW defensive coordinator Nick Holt is by far the highest-paid at $600,000 a year.
The next closest, according to the USA Today data base, is UCLA defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough at $310,000. Then comes Oregon defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti at $301,000 and UCLA OC Norm Chow at $300,000. UW offensive line coach and run game coordinator Dan Cozzetto is also at $300,000.
UW coach Steve Sarkisian, meanwhile, is third among Pac-10 head coaches behind Carroll (4.3 million) and Cal’s Jeff Tedford (2.8 million).
Here’s the complete list of salaries for Pac-10 coaches for this season:
1, Carroll, USC, $4.3 million
2, Tedford, Cal, $2.8 million
3, Sarkisian, Washington, $1.833 million
4, Dennis Erickson, Arizona State, $1.502 million
5, Chip Kelly, Oregon, $1.5 million
6, Rick Neuheisel, UCLA, $1.276 million
7, Mike Stoops, Arizona, $1.265 million
8, Mike Riley, Oregon State, $950,000
9, Paul Wulff, Washington State, $600,100
As noted, Harbaugh’s salary was unavailable. However, all speculation I’ve seen and heard would put him somewhere between Riley and Wulff.
As for Sarkisian, this is the first season of a five-year contract that escalates gradually. He will make $2.3 million by the final year of the contract in 2013 (here are all the details of his contract).

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