The NCAA Assistant Coach salary chart has been released by USA Today. Their charts are always interesting and one of the more valuable things they bring to the table.
Durkin and Drevno were 2 and 3 in the B1G behind the OC at Maryland. The Terps didn't get their monies worth with that hire, but Saban thought enough of the guy to hire him as Offensive Analyst (whatever that is).
Northwestern is not included in the survey (private school) of course, but for some reason Penn State is not included. I would assume they are upper tier B1G in terms of pay.
It would behoove an assistant to get any sort of Power 5 position rather than a MAC-level job. The coordinators in the MAC, C-USA, etc. would be among the lowest in the B1G.
Will Muschamp was the highest paid assistant before getting the S Carolina HC position.
The SEC, as expected, pay the highest (I expect their players are paid at a similar level) but the B1G falls second.
Head Coach salary chart has been out for a while HERE. Harbuagh is #2 behind Saban and ahead of Meyer. They do list Franklin's salary, so PSU isn't totally under the radar.
The amount of money going out to fired coaches is obscene. Here is an article from today's Washington Post
Sparty coordinators and assistant football coaches just got some pretty significant pay raises, especially Narduzzi whose salary more than doubled. It's not really surprising, given the success they've had and how low some of those salaries were compared to their counterparts elsewhere. Narduzzi's new contract also has a buyout clause if he takes another DC job (but not if he gets a HC job).
The Chronicle of Higher Education this morning posted that Tom Izzo made $8.7 million in 2006 because of one time bonuses.
This is on the heels of Mack Brown getting basically a $2 million annual retention bonus.
This is at a time when American higher ed is really hurting.