12.11.09 8 years ago 3 Comments

The Texas Longhorns now have the highest paid college football coach in all the land. Football coach Mack Brown just agreed to a raise on his current deal that will see him earn at least $5 million annually. That’s a lotta dimp.

Brown was scheduled to receive a one-time $2 million payment early next year. University system regents agreed to make that an annual payment for the rest of his contract, which runs through 2016.

The length of the contract has not changed. Brown also will continue to receive an annual $100,000 raise already in his contract. He’ll also get a $450,000 bonus if Texas (13-0) beats Alabama (13-0) on Jan. 7 in Pasadena, Calif. –

ESPN reports that Texas football brings in over $80 million in revenue, over $20 million more than the next most lucrative FBS program. And honestly, if any football coach should be earning that kind of money, it should be a successful D-I coach in the state of Texas, where football rules everything. And a guy playing for his second national title in six years. Those aren’t job requirements that one can simply enumerate on CareerBuilder. People might be upset about the titanic sum of cash, but Texas wouldn’t be dishing that out if they weren’t happy with the return on their investment.

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