Originally written on Double Coverage Football  |  Last updated 11/16/14
A few weeks back, this list of Big Ten coaches' annual salaries was posted on ESPN.com's Big Ten blog. It really comes as no surprise that Urban Meyer tops the list at $4.3 million, and not too far behind him are both Brady Hoke ($3.05M) and Bo Pelini ($2.88M). What is surprising is that right behind Meyer in the #2 spot is Kirk Ferentz of Iowa, who brings in $3.835 million per year. Ferentz has been at Iowa since the 1999 season and owns a 59-52 Big Ten record and 100-74 overall. He has three 10+ win seasons, shared the conference title twice (2002 and 2004), made two BCS bowl appearances and has one BCS bowl victory. Since winning the Orange Bowl in 2009, the Hawkeyes have gone 8-5, 7-6 and now 4-8. Ferentz and Iowa have slowly regressed in a conference that hit rock bottom this year, and yet the guy makes more money than 10 other coaches in the league.  For comparison, let's look at Wisconsin's Bret Bielema. He's been at the helm in Madison since the 2006 season and has a ...
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