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IDEAL SCHOOLS FOR COACHES

 

 Below is Coaches Hot Seat opinion on the ideal school (or organization) for each Division I-A

 football coach.  The coaches are listed by category and by highest to lowest salary. 

 

AT IDEAL SCHOOL & ALMA MATER

AT IDEAL SCHOOL

NOT AT IDEAL SCHOOL OR ALMA MATER

# Coach Name Current School Alma Mater Ideal School Age Compensation

1

Charlie Weis

Notre Dame

Notre Dame ND or NY Giants

51

$3,500,000

2

Philip Fulmer

Tennessee

Tennessee Tennessee

57

$2,050,000

3

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech

 Virginia Tech Virginia Tech

61

$2,008,000

4

Rich Rodriguez

West Virginia

 West Virginia West Virginia

44

$2,000,000

5

Al Groh

Virginia

 Virginia Virginia

63

$1,785,000

6

Ralph Friedgen

Maryland

 Maryland Maryland

60

$1,691,864

7

Randy Shannon Miami  Miami Miami 40 $1,000,000

8

Karl Dorrell

UCLA

 UCLA UCLA

44

$881,000

9

Mike Gundy

Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State Oklahoma State

40

$800,000

10

Pat Fitzgerald

Northwestern

 Northwestern Northwestern

33

$750,000

11

Troy Calhoun Air Force  Air Force Air Force 40 $450,000

12

Rocky Long

New Mexico

 New Mexico New Mexico

57

 $431,175

13

Mark Snyder Marshall  Marshall Marshall 41 $390,603

14

Tom Amstutz

Toledo

Toledo Toledo

52

$376,400

15

Chris Ault

Nevada

Nevada Nevada

61

$360,000

16

Brady Hoke

Ball State

 Ball State Ball State

49

$159,220

17

Bob Stoops

Oklahoma

Iowa OU or Cowboys

47

$3,450,000

18

Pete Carroll 

USC

Pacific USC or SF 49ers

56

 $2,782,320

19

Mack Brown

Texas  Florida State Texas or Cowboys 56 $2,664,000

20

Jim Tressel

Ohio State

Baldwin-Wallace Ohio State

55

$2,012,700

21

Bobby Bowden

Florida State

Samford Florida State

78

$1,691,900

22

Jeff Tedford

California

 Fresno State Cal or SF 49ers

46

$1,505,300

23

Joe Paterno Penn St. Brown Penn State 81 $1,500,000

24

Tom O'Brien

NC State

 Navy NC State

59

$1,500,000

25

Lloyd Carr

Michigan

N. Michigan Michigan

62

$1,454,619

26

Mike Belloti

Oregon

 UC Davis Oregon

 57

$1,256,000

27

Pat Hill

Fresno St.

 UC Riverside Fresno State

56

$1,253,982

28

Joe Tiller

Purdue

 Montana State Purdue

65

$1,217,742

29 Steve Kragthorpe Louisville  W. Texas A&M Louisville  41 $1,100,000
30

Todd Graham 

Tulsa

 East Central Tulsa

42

$1,100,000

31

Jim Grobe

Wake Forest

Virginia Wake Forest

55

$987,743

32

Brian Kelly

Cincinnati

Assumption Cincinnati

46

$825,000

33

June Jones

Hawaii

 Portland State Hawaii

54

$820,008

34 Jim Harbaugh Stanford  Michigan Stanford 44 $750,000
35

Bobby Ross

Army

 VMI Army

 71

$650,000

36

Bill Doba

Washington St.

 Ball State Washington St.

67

 $599,042

37

Phil Bennett

SMU

 Texas A&M SMU

52

$495,602

38

Mike Sanford

UNLV

 USC UNLV

52

$435,000

39

H. Schnellenberger

Florida Atlantic

 Kentucky Florida Atlantic

73

$353,147

40 Dick Tomey San Jose St.  Depauw  San Jose St. 69 $342,100
41 Butch Jones

Central Michigan

 Ferris State Central Michigan 38 $200,000
42

Ricky Bustle

La. Lafayette

 Clemson La. Lafayette

45

$194,250

43

Steve Roberts

Arkansas State

 Ouachita Baptist Arkansas State

43

$189,655

44

Shane Montgomery

Miami, Ohio

 NC State

Miami, Ohio

40

$139,500

45

Charlie Weatherbie

La. Monroe

Oklahoma State

La. Monroe

52

$130,000

46

Bill Lynch

Indiana

Butler Indiana

52

$500,000

47 Nick Saban Alabama Kent State Penn State

56

$4,000,000
48

Kirk Ferentz

Iowa

Conneciticut The NFL

52

$2,840,000

49

Tommy Tuberville

Auburn

 S. Arkansas Arkansas

53

$2,231,000

50

Dennis Franchione

 Texas A&M

 Pittsburg State Nebraska

56

$2,012,200
51 Butch Davis North Carolina  Arkansas Arkansas 56 $1,800,000
52

Steve Spurrier

South Carolina

Florida Florida

62

$1,750,000

53

Mark Richt

Georgia

Miami Florida State

47

 $1,713,000

54

Bill Callahan

Nebraska

 Benedictine Illinois

51

$1,690,317

55

Mike Leach

Texas Tech

 BYU BYU

46

$1,600,000

56

Urban Meyer 

Florida

Cincinnati Ohio State

43

 $1,524,550

57

Mark Mangino

Kansas

 Youngstown State Youngstown St.

51

$1,501,241

58

Dave Wannstedt

Pittsburg

Pittsburg The NFL

55

$1,500,000

59

Dennis Erickson

Arizona St.

 Montana State Oakland Raiders

60

 $1,500,000

60

Les Miles 

LSU

 Michigan Michigan

54

$1,450,000

61 Ty Willingham Washington  Michigan State Stanford 54 $1,414,772
62

Ron Zook

Illinois

 Miami, Ohio The NFL

53

$1,241,750

63

B. Mendenhall

BYU

 Oregon State  Oregon State

40

$1,200,000

64

Tommy Bowden

Clemson

 W. Virginia Florida State

53

$1,198,028

65

Guy Morriss

Baylor

 TCU TCU

56

$1,144,236

66

Jim Leavitt

South Florida

 Missouri Missouri

51

$1,117,500

67

Mark Dantonio

Michigan St.

 South Carolina South Carolina

51

$1,100,000

68 Gene Chizik Iowa St. Florida Florida 44 $1,100,000
69

Dan Hawkins

Colorado

UC Davis California

47

$1,098,500

70

Gary Pinkel

Missouri

 Kent State Kent State

55

$1,095,000

71

Houston Nutt

Arkansas

 Oklahoma State Boise State

50

$1,049,644

72

George O'Leary

UCF

 New Hampshire Boston College

61

$1,035,000

73

Chan Gailey

Ga. Tech

 Florida The NFL

55

$1,009,191

74

Paul Johnson

Navy

W. Carolina Clemson

50

$1,003,309

75 Jeff Jagodzinski Boston College Wisconsin-Wht. Wisconsin 44 $1,000,000
76 Tim Brewster Minnesota Illinois Illinois 46 $1,000,000
77

Gary Patterson

TCU

Kansas State Texas A&M

47

$952,162

78

Sylvester Croom

 Mississippi State

Alabama The NFL

53

$940,000

79

Tommy West

Memphis

 Tennessee Ole Miss

53

$925,000

80

Greg Schiano

Rutgers

 Bucknell Penn State

41

$911,000

81

Ed Orgeron

Ole Miss

 Northwestern  St.  Louisiana Tech

46

$905,000

82

Art Briles

Houston

 Texas Tech Texas Tech

52

$550,000

83

Mike Stoops

Arizona

 Iowa Oklahoma

46

$865,000

84

Randy Edsall

Connecticut

 Syracuse Syracuse

50

$845,000

85

Mike Riley

Oregon St.

Alabama California

55

$835,000

86

Bret Bielema

Wisconsin

Iowa Iowa

37

$761,000

87

Bobby Johnson

Vanderbilt

 Clemson Clemson

57

$750,000

88

Ron Prince

Kansas St.

 Appalachian State  Virginia

38

$750,000

89

Rich Brooks

Kentucky

 Oregon State Oregon State

66

$729,165

90

Chuck Long

San Diego St.

Iowa  Iowa

44

$701,500

91

Kyle Whittingham

 Utah

BYU BYU

48

 $672,000

92

Greg Robinson

Syracuse

 Pacific California

53

 $638,441

93 Bob Toledo Tulane San Fran. State California 60 $600,000
94

Mike Price

UTEP

 Puget Sound Washington St.

61

$543,000

95

Sonny Lubick

Colorado St.

 W. Montana Colorado State

 69

$529,900

96

Chris Peterson

Boise St.

UC Davis California

43

$511,800

97

Joe Glenn

Wyoming

 South Dakota Montana

58

$505,100

98

Skip Holtz

E. Carolina

 Notre Dame Clemson

43

$425,000

99 David Bailiff Rice Texas State Texas A&M 48 $400,000
100

Ted Roof

Duke

Georgia Tech Georgia Tech

43

$370,200

101

Jeff Bower

S. Mississippi

 S. Mississippi Mississippi St.

54

$349,983

102

Al Golden

Temple

 Penn State Penn State

38

 $300,000

103

Neil Callaway

UAB

 Alabama Troy State

52

$300,000

104 Todd Dodge N. Texas Texas Texas 44 $300,000
105 Mario Cristobal Florida. Int'l.  Miami Miami 38 $300,000
106

Hal Mumme

N. Mexico St.

 Tarleton State  Texas Tech

55

$283,800

107

Frank Solich

Ohio

Nebraska Nebraska

63

$262,172

108

Rick Stockstill

Middle Tenn.

 Florida State Arkansas

50

$254,800

109 Derek Dooley Louisiana Tech.  Virginia Georgia 39 $250,000
110 Rob Akey Idaho  Weber State Washington State 40 $250,000
111

Brent Guy

Utah St.

 Oklahoma State Oklahoma State

46

$241,900

112

Larry Blakeney

Troy St.

 Auburn UAB

60

$226,750

113

Joe Novak

Northern Illinois

 Miami, Ohio Miami, Ohio

62

$212,496

114

JD Brookhart

Akron

 Colorado State Colorado State

41

$207,500

115

Bill Cubit

W. Michigan

 Delaware Rutgers

54

$188,000

116

Turner Gill

Buffalo

Nebraska Nebraska

45

$183,000

117

Jeff Genyk

E. Michigan

 Bowling Green Bowling Green

47

$154,442

118

Doug Martin

Kent State

 Kentucky Kentucky

44

$150,200

119

Gregg Brandon Bowling Green  N. Colorado Colorado State 51 $150,000

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Current School

Alma Mater

Ideal School

Age

Compensation

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