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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Stoops, Ferentz Top Two Highest Paid Coaches



Posted 11/16/2006 1:01 AM ET
By Jodi Upton and Steve Wieberg, USA TODAY



Iowa's Kirk Ferentz will pocket a guaranteed $4.6 million in an atypical 13-month period ending next June, including $1.8 million in one-time payments. With the incentive bonuses he still can earn, he could push his take to more than $4.7 million. That's the most among the 107 coaches for whom USA TODAY could obtain a contract or other official document showing compensation.

Oklahoma's Bob Stoops is the only coach in that group who has cleared the $3 million-a-year bar in guaranteed pay, although Ferentz likely will join him in 2007.

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