Friday, December 07, 2007

The High Cost of Losing at Minnesota

Year One of the Tim Brewster Experiment has been nothing short of a disaster at Minnesota. The Golden Gophers won one game — in overtime against Miami (Ohio) — and finished by losing their last 10, including a loss at home to North Dakota State.

USA Today published a spread this week on coaches salaries for 2007. The paper divided the salary of each coach by the number of victories to get a cost-per-win for each Division I-A team.

You guessed it, Minnesota's topped the list at $1 million a victory, which is Brewster's 2007 salary.

Second was Alabama's Nick Saban at $583,867, followed by Duke's Ted Roof ($544,286), Syracuse's Greg Robinson ($527,086), Southern Methodist's Phil Bennett ($517,857), Iowa's Kirk Ferentz ($505,000) and Baylor's Guy Morriss ($401,606). Of this group, Roof, Bennett and Morriss were fired.

Let's check the bargain bin. Here we find Bowling Green's Gregg Brandon. Each of the Falcons' eight victories cost $22,989. Next was Shane Montgomery of Miami (Ohio) at $24,038 and Brady Hoke of Ball State at $24,233.

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