Soaring college football coaching salaries don't exactly shock the senses. It's been the norm for years and many believe it directly relates to success, there there may be a chicken-and-egg effect at play.
Still, USA Today had a nice break down of salaries for all 12 big men on Pac-12 campuses, providing base salary, the maximum bonus available to each and comparing their salaries to last year (or last year's coach, in the case of Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and Washington State).
Anticipating dramatically increased revenue from a new television agreement and the creation of the Pac-12 Networks, many conference schools have made football coaches among the greatest beneficiaries.
It's no surprise that Oregon coach Chip Kelly has the highest base salary at $3.5 million per year. He also stands to gain the most through bonuses, which could raise his haul this season to $4.4 million.
Washington's Steve Sarkisian ($2.425 million) and USC's Lane Kiffin ($2.407 million) have the next highest base salaries, with Sarkisian able to land an additional $1.525 million in bonus money. The only notable anomaly is Cal's Jeff Tedford, who checks in at No. 4 with a base salary of $2.3 million. Sorry, Jeff. That seat just got a little hotter.