Report: Pelini's salary ranks No. 24 nationally

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini's salary ranks No. 24 nationally according to the USA Today.

There is an old saying you get what you pay for. In Iowa and Michigan’s case, that might not be true at the moment.

The USA Today released it’s annual college football coaches salaries list on Wednesday and the Big Ten is all over the top ten.

2. Mark Dantonio – $5,636,145
6. Urban Meyer – $4,536,640
8. James Franklin – $4,300,00
9. Kirk Ferentz – $4,075,000
24. Bo Pelini – $3,077,646
30. Brady Hoke – $2,856,000
39. Pat Fitzgerald – $2,480,967
41. Gary Andersen – $2,285,000
45. Jerry Kill – $2,100,000
46. Darrell Hazell – $2,090,000
47. Randy Edsall – $2,033,880
52. Tim Beckman – $1,950,250
66. Kevin Wilson – $1,301,644
73. Kyle Flood – $987,000

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, who’s seat has been hotter in fans eyes over the last week, appears at No. 24 on the list. You get what you pay for? Pelini’s teams have finished anywhere from No. 20 to No 25 in the final college football poll the last four seasons.

Alabama’s Nick Saban continues to be the highest paid coach in college football at $7.1 million dollars a season. Saban makes around $500,000 less than all the coaches combined in Conference USA.

Publisher note: Best bang for the buck? How about Minnesota’s Jerry Kill, who will have the Gophers playing in their third straight bowl game later this year. Currently a Top 25 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, Minnesota has seen a spike in recruitment and should be a borderline Top 25 team the next few seasons.

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