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Iowa’s Ferentz has power, says Forbes

[ 0 ] December 20, 2012 |

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz is fifth on forbes.com’s list of most powerful football coaches.

The story said:

“To measure coaching power, we looked at each coach’s salary, its proportion of the school’s total coaching salaries and athletic expenditures, the football budget at the coach’s disposal (football expenses less coach’s salary) and how much it would cost the school to terminate his contract before the end of the year. We feel these categories best reflect a coach’s influence and power in his athletic department, at his university and ultimately across college football’s coaching ranks. Our ranking relies on USA Today‘s database of coach salaries and each school’s annual financial reports to the Department of Education.”


Here’s what the report says about Ferentz:

Salary: $3,835,000
Football Budget: $18 million
Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
Conference: Big Ten

The Hawkeyes haven’t been particularly competitive of late, but Ferentz’s contract offers him some incredible job security. If he were to be terminated without cause, Ferentz would be entitled to 75% of his remaining contract, worth about $21 million.”


The List

1. Nick Saban, Alabama

2. Gary Patterson, TCU

3. Urban Meyer, Ohio State

4. . Bob Stoops, Oklahoma

5. Kirk  Ferentz, Iowa

6. Mack Brown, Texas

7. Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State

8. Steve Spurrier, South Carolina

9. Les Miles, LSU

10. Chip Kelly, Oregon



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