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Where Matt Campbell’s coaching salary ranks in college football

Oct 1, 2016; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones head coach Matt Campbell watches his team play the Baylor Bears at Jack Trice Stadium. The Bears beat the Cyclones 45-42. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Every year, USA Today extensively researches the salaries of college football’s head coaches and on Wednesday, the 2016 database was released. 

Iowa State’s Matt Campbell ranks 58th among FBS head coaches with a $2 million salary with up to $900,000 in bonuses.

Campbell is the second lowest-paid coach in the Big 12, with Kansas’ David Beaty coming in last at just over $800,000.

(It’s important to note that not all private schools report coaching salaries, with Baylor being one of them.)

Some other notes…

— Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops ($5.55 million plus bonuses) and Texas’ Charlie Strong ($5.2 million plus bonuses) rank fourth and sixth nationally.

— Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, at $4.5 million (plus bonuses), is 11th. At $25 million, Ferentz’ buyout is the second highest in all of college football.

— In 2011, only nine FBS head coaches made $3 million a year. In 2016, 36 of them will.

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