Million-Dollar NCAA Coaches, Barely Adequate Graduation Rates

An APR score of 925 means that a team is on schedule to graduate at least 50 percent of its players. Teams that aren’t achieving at least a score of 925 will be subject to NCAA penalties next year. Here is a look at some of the nation’s highest paid Division I head college football coaches and how their programs are faring academically.

Coach

University

Salary

Academic Progress Rate

 

Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa

$2.8 million

950

Pete Carroll

Southern California

$2.8 million

929

Frank Beamer

Virginia Tech

$1.9 million

935

Bill Callahan

Nebraska

$1.7 million

932

Guy Morriss

Baylor

$1.1 million

941

Mack Brown

Texas

$1 million

931

Mike Bellotti

Oregon

$1 million

900

Paul Johnson

Navy

$1 million

986


 

 

  • Salary source: USA Today
  • APR source: National Collegiate Athletic Association



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