Joel Klatt argues why CFB head coaches are traditionally worth their hefty price tags
By now, fans are well aware that college football head coaches make a lot of money. However, FOX analyst Joel Klatt recently broke down why those coaches are actually worth the cost.
During the segment for FOX College Football, Klatt cited the USA TODAY report that indicated there are 16 CFB head coaches making north of $5 million. Klatt admits that’s a lot of money. He also thinks it’s not too much.
“Are (head coaching) salaries too much? I would argue that they’re not,” said Klatt.
Klatt went on to break down how Gary Patterson’s work with the TCU football program has elevated everything at the university, including academics. With that in mind, the overall value of a head coach may outweigh the millions he makes:
“That is a LOT of money, and I’m not here to tell you that it’s not,” explained Klatt. “I am here to tell you that if you’re hiring that person for that job, is that about what their value is? I would argue that that is correct…
“The front porch of your university is the football program. The face of the football program is the head coach.”
Here’s Klatt’s full breakdown of coaching salaries:
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 25, 2019