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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Oklahoma's Bob Stoops collects a big raise

By David Ubben

It seems like Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops made his bosses happy by rebounding from an 8-5 season for a Big 12 title and BCS bowl win, followed by eschewing Florida's advances in the offseason.

According to the Tulsa World, they've rewarded him with a big raise.

Stoops' paycheck is now at a plump $4.875 million per year, up from $3.875 million in 2010.

The staff's salaries are now nearly $7 million.

Stoops' raise brings him right up underneath Texas coach Mack Brown's $5.1 million salary for highest in the Big 12. The next-largest in the Big 12 is Gary Pinkel at Missouri, with $2.55 million.

Last year, the only other coaches to make more than Stoops were Nick Saban, Brown, Urban Meyer, Les Miles and Jim Tressel.

Thanks to the raise, that list now includes just Saban ($5.16 million in university compensation, without bonuses) and Brown.