Always fascinating. Time for a few notes, courtesy of the USA Today database.
As you saw above, Pinkel and Sherman are Nos. 3 and 4 in the Big 12 coaching salaries. Next year in the SEC, barring raises, Pinkel will rank No. 9. Sherman will rank No. 12, ahead of only Joker Phillips at Kentucky. (Note: Vanderbilt's data was not provided, because it is a private school.)
Conversely, Gary Patterson at TCU ($2,018,362) will rank No. 8 and Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia ($1,490,000) will rank No. 11. I'd be surprised if Patterson doesn't see a significant raise very soon.
Briles made $930,000 in 2007 at Houston. In 2009 at Baylor, he made just under $944,000. He made $550,000 in his first season at Houston in 2006. Lesson, (most) coaches: Win and the money will come.
Brown's salary jumped from just over $3 million to over $5 million after reaching the national title game in 2009.
Gill made $401,300 in his final season at Buffalo. Kansas gave him his current salary ($2.1 million) when it hired him.