So Jim Calhoun makes $1,600,000.  You can debate whether he’s worth it all you want, but that’s big time college sports.  That’s the route UConn has chosen to go, and Calhoun has delivered, whether he needs anger management counseling or not. 

But you know, he could do even better.  Especially if he became the head football coach at U.S.C., or a top flight professor of dermatology.  Yup, a professor.

Pete Carroll, the head football coach at U.S.C., received $4,415,714 in 2007, about four times as much as the president of the university, Steven B. Sample. Dr. David N. Silvers, the Columbia dermatologist, received $4,332,759, compared with $1,411,894 for Lee C. Bollinger, the president of the university. And he was not the only Columbia employee who out-earned the president: Dr. Jeffrey W. Moses, a professor of medicine, received $2,532,713.    (New York Times)


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6 Responses to $1.6 MIL? PEANUTS!

  1. hendu says:

    Yea, but Dr. Silvers dermatology team has won like 15 straight national mole-biopsy titles. The man is a legend amoung skincare enthusiasts.

  2. Gerry says:

    You, sir, are a hoot!

  3. Kentucky Monkee says:

    Mr. Brooks, you are correct. Ouch, that hurts!

    The marketplace has set the salaries for big time college sports coaches and UCONN made a decision to be a big time sports school.

    It’s my belief that this decision has benefitted UCONN greatly.

    And let me add my kudos to the “hendu” post. Didn’t even want to try to say something funny because he/she has already nailed it.

  4. Gerry says:

    KM, you OK? That must have hurt.

  5. t bone says:

    i will take a doctor over a self glorified coach anyday…

  6. Gerry says:

    t bone…I understand the criticism. But is anyone really surprised by all this? I know it makes great copy and even better TV, but…this is really nothing new.

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