Urban Meyer said he’s feeling great. Makes sense. He’s been okayed by his doctor to return to work, plus his new coaching gig with Ohio State will pay $4 million each year, plus $2.4 million in “retention” payments.
Articles say he’s one of the highest paid college football coaches. As if his salary (and “retention” payments) wasn’t enough, compare Meyer’s salary with some of the following salaries and see if your stomach doesn’t turn just a bit. and see if this all doesn’t align too closely with Kathy Pollitt’s article in The Nation about what’s really at the root of Penn State’s troubles.
Public university presidents in 2010, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy
E. Gordon Gee, Ohio State (the highest paid public university administrator): $1.6 million
Mark Emmert (Univ. of Washington): $900,000
Patrick Harker (Univ. of Delaware): $810,000
Private university presidents in 2010, according to Princeton Alumni Weekly
Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia $1,753,984
Richard C. Levin, Yale $1,530,008
Amy Gutmann, Univ. of Penn. $1,367,004
David J. Skorton, Cornell $915,913
Ruth J. Simmons, Brown $884,771
Shirley M. Tilghman, Princeton $881,151