Mike Sanford is out as UNLV’s head football coach, and some dopes believe the Rebels won’t get better until they can afford to pay a new coach substantially more than the $450,000 Sanford dragged down to help the team become a national laughing stock.
Sanford ranks 92nd in the top 100 college football head coaching salaries. Upstate rival UNR – and by rival, I mean the team that usually mops the floor with the Rebels – is led by hall-of-fame coach Chris Ault, who comes in tied for 100th with $375,000 a year.
Pete Carroll of USC and Charlie Weis of Notre Dame lead the list with $4.2 million annual salaries.
Ault’s Wolf Pack is on its way to a fifth straight bowl appearance. Sanford’s Rebels?
Never mind. But don’t forget to read my column in Tuesday’s Las Vegas Review-Journal anyway.