Johnny Football on the cover of this week’s TIME magazine.
Very interesting chart.
I already thought coaches made too much money, but my goodness, football and basketball coaches really make too much money.
I was almost really annoyed because this chart suggests that Maryland football coach Randy Edsall makes more $$ than Maryland basketball coach Mark Turgeon, and that ain’t right, but I looked it up and Maryland should actually be stripey.
According to The Baltimore Sun’s Maryland public employee salary database, Edsall and Turgeon make the same base salary ($400,000) per year. (Whew.)
(The Washington Post broke down the salaries, incentives, and other potential payments of all the ACC football and basketball coaches back in 2011 when Turgeon was hired. Slightly outdated now but still interesting for context.)
Why the hell did the Towson guys tackle him?
Kent State Andre Parker Recovers a Fumble, But Runs The Wrong Way
I love this photo of Jim Boeheim as part of the Post-Standard’s 2010-11 Syracuse basketball preview.
Coach’s image has undergone such a transformation since the Orange’s 1996 Final Four run as a No. 4 seed with John Wallace. Before then, Boeheim was probably most well-known for two things: whining and NCAA Tournament underachievement. That December, Jack Mcallum wrote a piece in Sports Illustrated titled "If You Think You Know Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim Guess Again!" which highlighted Boeheim as friendly, regular guy who’s remained loyal to his alma mater and the city of Syracuse.
I always look forward to his appearances on Pardon the Interruption. He has great rapport with the hosts (Tony Kornheiser especially) and continually provides insight, wit and honesty. He’s neither bland sound bite, nor a slickster with an eye on another gig. And he’s done hella work for charity over the years.
Few names are more synonymous with a single university. Boeheim begins his 35th straight year at Syracuse, where he’s won 829 games (8th all-time) with a winning percentage of .739 (14th among coaches with 600 wins). A season after taking an unranked team all the way to No. 1 — thus earning his fourth Big East basketball coach of the year award — Boeheim’s Orange begin the 2010-11 season ranked No. 10 by AP.