Alabama and OSU lead the way spending over 30 million each. Six of the top 10 from SEC. TCU spends more than we do.http://ope.ed.gov/athletics/SelectDownloadOptions.aspx
Michigan not in top 10 spending on CFB
pretty impressive to still be able to sell out every single home game
With our miserly spending poor GERG is likely being forced to trade stuffed animals for tattoos.
"Hey will this beaver I rubbed all over Demens' face buy me a giant flaming skull tattooed on my back?"
I take it that doesn't count the $250 million in stadium renovations??
and is influenced by timing (e.g. OSU already had renovations to install lux boxes).
So, what exactly is osu spending 31 million on? Their players can't even afford to pay for their own tatoos.
Repaving and expanding their parking lots. Do you know how hard it is to fit 90,000 semi-trucks in a parking lot?
...in the top 10 and three teams who we compete against and recruit against annually clearly outspend us. Spending more money isn't necessarily the answer, but it is a sign that the school is committed to the program. I would like to see us commit more money to the program. We sell out every game, have the highest attendance, merchandise up the wazoo. I'd think we make money hand-over-fist.
Shouldn't we be higher on that list? Shouldn't spending whatever it takes to be the best team in college football be a top priority?
To answer your question: No.
I agree with Togaroga. Do you have *reason* for "no" or is it obvious to someone like you who attended a beter university than me? (I merely attended the University of Michigan.)
Makes good sense. SEC teams (and OSU) somehow need to account for all the money they pay players and their parents on the balance sheet.
these programs. The amazing thing is it DOESN't include the cash that some of the players get at certain schools. The anonymous benefactor $$ would make a more interesting list. Of course no players are getting paid, right.
you dont spend as much when you dont have to finance a bowl trip at the end of every season.
the article mentions that these quotes are for periods ending in mid-2010.
sad but true.
we went to a bowl. OSU- 32.5 million to our 14.75 million. We were outspent by MSU, Iowa, Wisky and PSU spent 160,000 less then us.
i dont mean this in a tremendous smart-alec manner, but i honestly wonder if RRs buyout money was factored into these numbers for 2007. according to this, that would account for a 13% increase in our spending from 2006 year over year.
Club seating will bring at least another 7-10 mm per year. This will allow the athletic department to spend more money.
Michigan is notoriously cheap when it comes to paying assistant coaches, etc.
Michigan is notoriously cheap for what they pay head coaches, too. In football, they almost always promote assistants with no HC experience and pay them 60 percent of the going rate because "this IS Michigan." Even Bo had to fly to College Station, TX to get a competitive salary at Michigan. Johnny Orr and Bill Frieder left because other schools offered them great raises that they knew Michigan would never match.
The HC of one of Michigan's club teams (I won't say which or who) has often opined that as long as Michigan fills the Big House for every home game, they have no reason to spend any more money. Hopefully, the facilities upgrades and RR's competitive salary indicate that the days of Michigan settling for a team that has a reputation of being elite but only wins one NC in the last sixty years is over.
that the top spenders are without question the top programs over the past few years... I would be curious to see what that list looked like 10 years ago. What is the percentage of those #s spent on recruitng? it would think it is a small percentage. I don't see an obvious correlation between spending and winning..I mean, it's not the pros.
As the numbers show, you spend you win. U of M needs to fiqure out if it wants to be a winner or one of the big boys when it comes to college football. As we have seen the last three years this is not happening. Brandon better have a plan in place if this university wants to compete and be one of the Top Ten programs in the country. It has been far too long since this program has been what it should be.