Arkansas football makes top 20 in coaches' pay | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Arkansas football makes top 20 in coaches' pay

Posted By on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 at 12:42 PM

click to enlarge ROBB SMITH: Hog assistant football coach ranked 25th nationwide in pay. - UA
  • UA
  • ROBB SMITH: Hog assistant football coach ranked 25th nationwide in pay.
With a $97 million total budget, the University of Arkansas Athletic Department is a Top 20 team when it comes to paying assistant football coaches.

USA Today is out with a comprehensive ranking of assistant coach pay. Only one Arkansas coach makes the top 25 individually.

But overall, USA Today puts Arkansas football staff pay (not counting head coach Bret Bielema's roughly $4 million)  at $3.529 million. This ranks the Hogs 18th in the country.

Ahead of the Hogs are LSU at $5.47 million; Auburn at $5.34 million, Alabama at $5.22 million; Georgia at $4.80 million, Texas A&M at $4.41 million, Clemson at $4.32 million;, Florida State at $4.28 million; Michigan at $4.24 million; Ohio State at $4.02 million; South Carolina at $3.99 million; UCLA at $3.96 million; Texas at $3.90 million; Louisville at $3.77 million; Oklahoma at $3.77 million; Oregon at $3.69 million; Missouri at $3.63 million; and Tennessee at $3.54 million.

Arkansas reaches this height without paying a single coach in the top 20. Robb Smith, the defensive coordinator, ranked 25th with $752,000 pay and the potential for a $250,000 bonus. Auburn's Will Muschamp led the pack at $1.6 million.

PS — The Arkansas State assistants draw $1.18 million.

Which reminds me: Several have asked about UA budget numbers I mentioned in a column last week. They are drawn from the official budget document. You'll find in its 600 pages a breakdown, for example, on athletic spending (nearly $2 million for sports "nutrition" for example) and a line-by-line listing of the pay of every single employee in every department. Fun for numbers nerds.


Tags: , , ,


Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • LR Police Chief Buckner in running for Charleston, S.C. job

    KATV reports that Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner is one of five finalists for the job of police chief in Charleston, S.C., and will be visit Charleston next week as part of the process.
    • Feb 2, 2018
  • Hospitality, restaurant groups oppose bathroom bill

    Add the restaurant and hospitality association to those opposed to Sen. Linda Collins-Smith's bill to keep transgender people out of public restrooms that match their gender identity.
    • Mar 16, 2017

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation