Detroit Free Press breaks down B1G assistant salaries

The Detroit Free Press has a neat piece that chronicles the salaries of Big Ten assistant coaches. Look here and here.

Some thoughts:

  • No shocker to see Ohio State ($3.416 million) on top. But I am a bit surprised that Michigan’s staff is over $600,000 behind the Buckeyes’ staff at $2.805 million.
  • The highest paid assistant at seven of the 12 schools is the defensive coordinator. Coordinators at Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois are paid the same.
  • The biggest gap in salary between coordinators on a staff is at Nebraska, where OC Tim Beck makes $390,000 more than DC John Papuchis. Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi makes $242,500 more than co-OC Dave Warner.
  • Ohio State’s assistants make an average of $379,556, most in the league. The lowest average? Indiana, at $217,367.
  • Shouldn’t Wisconsin’s coordinators each make more than $480,000? This is a program coming off three consecutive Rose Bowl appearances. Imagine what coordinators at an SEC would make if they lead their school to three consecutive league titles.
  • Iowa’s coordinators seem vastly underpaid at $325,000 each. Illinois, Purdue and Minnesota all pay their coordinators more.
  • Michigan, Nebraska and Michigan State are the only staffs where every member makes at least $200,000.
  • Indiana is the lone staff with five assistants making under $200,000. And Indiana is the only staff with just one assistant who makes over $300,000: Assistant head coach/defensive coordinator/safeties Doug Mallory at $306,600.
  • Purdue has the two lowest-paid assistants: Linebackers coach Marcus Freeman and running backs coach Jafar Williams each makes $120,000. A third assistant, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Gerad Parker, makes just $130,000.
  • The receivers coach is the lowest-paid on five staffs, most of any position.

Greg Mattison, Michigan DC – $750,000
Tim Beck, Nebraska OC – $700,000
Al Borges, Michigan OC – $600,000
Luke Fickell, Ohio State DC – $600,00o
Everett Withers, Ohio State co-DC – $580,000
Tom Herman, Ohio State OC – $550,000
Pat Narduzzi, Michigan State DC – $512,500
Dave Aranda, Wisconsin DC – $480,000
Andy Ludwig, Wisconsin OC – $480,000
Tim Banks, Illinois DC – $400,000
Bill Cubit, Illinois OC – $400,000
John Shoop, Purdue OC – $400,000

Kerry Coombs, Ohio State cornerbacks/special teams – $300,000
Thomas Hammock, Wisconsin assistant head coach/running back – $300,000
Stan Drayton, Ohio State running backs – $295,000
Tim Hinton, Ohio State tight ends/fullbacks – $286,000
Mike Vrabel, Ohio State defensive line $286,000
Bobby Kennedy, Iowa receivers $270,000
Reese Morgan, Iowa defensive line. $270,000
Chris White, Iowa running backs/special teams $261,000
Ron Brown, Nebraska running backs $254,800
Barney Cotton, Nebraska associate HC/tight ends/running backs/offensive line $254,800
T.J. Woods, Wisconsin offensive line $250,000
Jim Reid, Iowa defensive assistant $250,000


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Common Sense on 5/20/2013 @ 8:31pm EDT Said:

Doug you can’t match our salaries little brother you don’t have enough cash

Doug on 5/21/2013 @ 9:53am EDT Said:

talk about overpaid Dhani, Borges gets paid all that cash to run that crappy offense. In fact it’s so bad your QB has to find an outside source to help him ! LOL