Five Big 12 coaching staffs make over $2M

November, 12, 2009
11/12/09
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Assistant coaching jobs in the Big 12 are among the highest paying in college football.

A survey conducted earlier this week by USA Today indicates the Big 12 has five of the top 11 highest paid assistant coaching staffs in college football and seven schools among the top 21.

Texas leads the Big 12 with a combined assistant coaching salary of $2,948,698. That ranks second in college football, trailing only Tennessee's staff that makes $3,325,000.

And Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who has already been designated as Mack Brown's designated replacement, is the highest paid assistant coach in the Big 12. Muschamp earns a yearly salary of $900,000, which is the second highest salary in college football for an assistant behind only Monte Kiffin at Tennessee, who makes a total package of $1,200,000.

Here's a look at how the Big 12 coaching staffs rank. Baylor is not included because it is a private school and not subject to open records requests like public institutions.
  1. Texas: $2,948,698: (high $900,000, low $152,942), national ranking, 2.
  2. Oklahoma: $2,464,600: (high, $406,500, low $201,900), national ranking, 6.
  3. Missouri: $2,164,020: (high, $320,200, low $201,800), national ranking, 8.
  4. Oklahoma State: $2,130,000: (high, $335,000, low $125,000), national ranking, 10.
  5. Texas A&M: $2,100,508: (high, $404,633, low, $166,161), national ranking, 11.
  6. Nebraska: $1,934,160: (high, $376,000, low, $151,000), national ranking, 20.
  7. Texas Tech: $1,913,300: (high, $332,500, low, $167,500), national ranking, 21.
  8. Kansas: $1,795,300: (high, $306,100, low, $148,000), national ranking, 29.
  9. Kansas State: $1,735,000: (high, $265,000, low, $120,000), national ranking, 31.
  10. Colorado: $1,515,960: (high, $217,776, low, $100,000), national ranking, 43.
  11. Iowa State: $1,385,000: (high, $275,000, low, $100,000), national ranking, 47.

And here's a look at the 10 highest-paid assistant coaches in the Big 12
  1. Will Muschamp, Texas defensive coordinator: $900,000, national ranking, 2.
  2. Greg Davis, Texas offensive coordinator: $467,075, national ranking, 8.
  3. Brent Venables, Oklahoma defensive coordinator, $406,600, national ranking, 10.
  4. Joe Kines, Texas A&M defensive coordinator, $404,633, national ranking, 12.
  5. Kevin Wilson, Oklahoma offensive coordinator, $395,000, national ranking, 14.
  6. Shawn Watson, Nebraska offensive coordinator, $376,000, national ranking, 18.
  7. Nolan Cromwell, Texas A&M offensive coordinator, $355,729, national ranking, 26.
  8. Joe DeForest, Oklahoma State associate head coach/special teams, $335,000, national ranking,29.
  9. Ruffin McNeill, Texas Tech defensive coordinator, $332,500, national ranking, 31.
  10. Joe Wickline, Oklahoma State co-offensive coordinator/line coach, $325,000, national ranking 37.

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