Rhoads was lowest paid coach in Big 12 last season
Paul Rhoads was the 59th highest paid head coach in college football last season and the lowest paid in the Big 12. That's according to USA TODAY's recent head coaching salaries database that was released on Thursday.
According to the report, Rhoads made $1,712,282 in 2013.
Big 12 head coaches pay in 2013
Mack Brown, Texas - $5,453,750
Bob Stoops, Oklahoma - $4,773,167
Mike Gundy, Oklahoma State - $3,450,000
Gary Patterson, TCU - $3,120,760
Bill Snyder, Kansas State - $2,803,000
Dana Holgorsen, West Virginia - $2,630,000
Charlie Weis, Kansas - $2,503,727
Art Briles, Baylor - $2,426,360
Kliff Kingsbury, Texas Tech - $1,855,300
Paul Rhoads, Iowa State - $1,712,282
Another interesting aspect of this specific database is that it allows you to show how every coaching staff (outside of the head coach) ranked in terms of pay. By comparison to Rhoads coming in at 59, Iowa State's staff saw a jump at No. 45. Rhoads' staff was paid $2,142,929 in 2013.
How does that stack up against the rest of the Big 12? Not bad, actually.
Big 12 staff pay in 2013
Texas - $4,111,000
Oklahoma - $3,436,200
Oklahoma State - $2,884,000
West Virginia - $2,733,000
Kansas State - $2,594,750
Texas Tech - $2,143,500
Iowa State - $2,142,929
Kansas - $2,126,000
Baylor - $483,994 (that number seems fishy)
TCU - Was not included in the database