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OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Posted on: February 24, 2011 2:01 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 2:08 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

So ... how much would you think a Big 12 championship and not-entirely-convincing Fiesta Bowl win over UConn is worth in today's open coaching market?

The answer according to those holding the purse strings at Oklahoma: a cool $1 million. That's the amount of the raise given to Bob Stoops after his Sooners' successful 2010 season, bringing his annual salary to en eye-popping $4.875 million before incentives or media appearance compensation.

So how much is $4.875 million, really? In 2010, only two other coaches crossed the $4.5 million threshold: Nick Saban and Mack Brown. After Stoops' bonuses and other extras, he'll almost certainly join Saban and Brown as the only coaches in the FBS to have cracked the $5 million mark. That seems like a hefty price tag for a coach who (unlike Saban or Brown) hasn't been to the national title game since 2004, but with programs like Notre Dame and Florida reportedly sniffing around the last couple of offseasons to see if Stoops could have been lured away, it might have been necessary to keep Stoops in Norman all the same.

That said, we don't know if the faculty in Norman are working under the same kind of wage controls that helped lead to the coaching salary outrage at Texas Tech, but we're betting there's been some eyebrows raised regardless.  


Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 9:11 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

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Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:54 pm

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Jerry Hinnen was "Allowed" to post this completely inaccurate Article?

Nevermind the subtle inaccuracies, let's take a look at his Blatant Points of Comparison of which his entire point rests:

"That seems like a hefty price tag for a coach who (unlike Saban or Brown) hasn't been to the national title game since 2004,"

Jerry, did you not see the 2008 National Title game between OU and Florida? What would your response be to a journalistic error of this magnitude? "Oops" perhaps? Maybe an "Oh Yeah"?

This is embarrassing for CBS to allow this kind of garbage.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 4:38 pm

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise


Make that 9 seasons with 11 or more wins since 1999.  
To quote Berry Tramel from the Oklahoman:

Quoted from the NewsOK site:

In the 11 seasons of this century, the Sooners have won seven  titles, reached eight BCS bowls and posted nine 11-win seasons.

Read that paragraph again. Nine 11-win seasons in 11 years? Are you kidding me?  has nine 11-win seasons in its history.  has eight.  and  six each. Notre Dame and  five each. All-time .

Since: Jun 4, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 2:45 pm

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Jerry Hinnen - Who the F**K  are you .  Take your stupid ass to Norman on a staurday home game and you wil see that Stoops earns his money.
Asses in the seats pays his salary and they have been filled as of late. Not counting the income generated  from TV and bowl games.

 Turds like you make me sick

Since: Apr 27, 2010
Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:30 pm

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Salaries are getting out of hand but it's the norm in sports.  First it was the players and now its the coaches.  It might be even worse for coaches because they have fewer transfer restrictions.  Players are generally locked into contracts.  They move in free agency or choose tactics to force a trade.  The super-agent is really taking advantage of this environment.  There is no doubt in my mind they are orchestrating artificial or exaggerated interest in the marketplace to get a better deal for their client from their current employer.  A few years ago I worked for a company that were sluggish on raises and bonuses - until I got an offer letter from another company and then they were ready to match. 

From an economic perspective, the Stoops effect is worth the salary.  Oklahoma's budget - football and overall athletic department - has exploded since his arrival.  His recent raise is tied to him staying at Oklahoma vs. going to Notre Dame or Florida. 

However, I'm sure this has been pointed out in responses but Stoops has 7 Big 12 titles in 11 years.  Mack Brown has 2 in 12 years.  Oklahoma needs to improve its BCS play but there is value is consistently getting to those games.  So OU screwed around some with UConn.  The spread was 17.  They won by 28.  They didn't allow an offensive TD. 

I think the salaries are out of hand but they are fair market value.  I just grow tired of Stoops' agent constantly looking at the next opportunity to squeeze more money out of OU. 

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:50 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

;     &nbs
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sp; Really an OU fan said we never have violations hmmmm.... he must be a band wagoner because I have been an OU fan all of my lfe and remember the 70's and 80's and a pile of investigations not to mention a few ago and the Rhett Bomar fiasco. Boomer Sooner!

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:46 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Excellent post especially the part about Mack Brown and 5-7 lol! Boomer Sooner Baby!!

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 25, 2011 10:27 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

2008.  Good grief, check your facts.

Since: Jul 8, 2008
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:48 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

Stoops deserves the $1,000,000 raise! Sooners are competitive every year. BCS bowl record sucks I know but coaches around the nation could only dream of bringing their programs to that many CC's and BCS Bowls. Unlike a few weeks ago when I stated giving Florida State's HC a raise after 1 season, which I found ridiculous IMHO.

Good for him and the state of Oklahoma.

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: February 25, 2011 9:39 am

OU's Stoops earns $1 million raise

It's not other NCAA schools we had to worry about.It's the NFL teams specifically JERRY JONES that is a concern.He is with out a doubt the best coach in college, and the school would take a huge step backwards if he ever left.

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