USC football: Pete Carroll at or near the top of college football salary list
USA Today released its annual survey of college football coaching salaries, complete with a linkable database, and USC Coach Pete Carroll (pictured at right) is at or near the top.
It's difficult to be definitive.
According to a federal tax document that private universities are required to file, Carroll earned $4,386,652 in 2007. Florida Coach Urban Meyer's salary is listed at $4 million, but that is based on the school-announced average and does not include outside income information, a story accompanying the survey said.
Regardless, the package always makes for interesting reading.
I asked Carroll about his compensation after his weekly news conference today.
"I'm blessed to be in the situation to have the opportunities I've had," he said.
Photo credit: Kirby Lee / US Presswire