Who's making money in the SEC?

January, 27, 2011
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Thinks to a recent article in Forbes Magazine, we have a snapshot of who in the SEC makes the most money in football and who spends the most money.

Not surprisingly, Alabama was the biggest spender from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. The Crimson Tide's football expenditures during that period were $31,118,134, which were in excess of $3 million more than the next closest school. Auburn was second, spending $27,911,713.

According to Forbes, it obtained its figures from U.S. Department of Education data.

Here's how the SEC schools broke down in terms of football revenue:
  • 1. Alabama -- $71,884,525
  • 2. Georgia -- $70,838,539
  • 3. LSU -- $68,819,806
  • 4. Florida -- $68,715,750
  • 5. Auburn -- $66,162,720
  • 6. South Carolina -- $58,266,159
  • 7. Tennessee -- $56,593,946
  • 8. Arkansas -- $48,524,244
  • 9. Kentucky -- $31,890,572
  • 10. Ole Miss -- $28,409,774
  • 11. Mississippi State -- $14,551,275
  • 12. Vanderbilt -- $14,152,061

Here's a look at how the schools broke down in terms of football expenses:
  • 1. Alabama -- $31,118,134
  • 2. Auburn -- $27,911,713
  • 3. LSU -- $25,566,520
  • 4. Florida -- $24,457,557
  • 5. South Carolina -- $22,794,211
  • 6. Arkansas -- $22,005,104
  • 7. Georgia -- $18,308,654
  • 8. Tennessee -- $17,357,345
  • 9. Vanderbilt -- $14,152,061
  • 10. Kentucky -- $13,905,724
  • 11. Ole Miss -- $11,920,510
  • 12. Mississippi State -- $9,951,097

One quick thought on Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are now paying head coach Dan Mullen an average of $2.65 million per year, which means his current salary would make up more than 25 percent of everything they spent on football from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.

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