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College coaches cash in

Jodi Upton and Steve Wieberg of USA Today have taken an extensive look at the contracts of NCAA Division 1-A football coaches. "Head coaches at the NCAA's top-level schools are making an average of $950,000 this year, not counting benefits, incentives, subsidized housing or any of the perks they routinely receive. At least 42 of the 119 Division I-A coaches are earning $1 million or more this year, up from five in 1999." These lush contracts include far more than a base salary. The perks range from use of private jets to vacation homes and family travel accounts. Media and apparel contracts have also fed the salary explosions. Included as part of the story is a multi-sortable database that is also a table of contents to 100 of the contracts themselves.

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