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Who’s highest‐paid in your state? (based on public employee salaries)

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By Charlotte Gibson of ESPN. Excerpts:"Who's the most powerful person in your state? Well, based on public employee salaries, it's likely a college coach (sorry, governors). A whopping 28 college football coaches are the best-paid employees in their states, along with 12 college hoops coaches who top the state payrolls. Check out the map below to find your state's top-earning public official, plus the governor's salary."So in 40 out of 50 states, it is a coach. "Money men Notice any familiar names on this list of the 40 highest-paid coaches at public colleges? You should -- Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney and Jim Harbaugh have been on it for years. But some others (hello, Dan Hurley) crack the list for the first time. Dabo Swinney, Clemson .3M John Calipari, Kentucky

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By Charlotte Gibson of ESPN. Excerpts:

"Who's the most powerful person in your state? Well, based on public employee salaries, it's likely a college coach (sorry, governors). A whopping 28 college football coaches are the best-paid employees in their states, along with 12 college hoops coaches who top the state payrolls. Check out the map below to find your state's top-earning public official, plus the governor's salary."

So in 40 out of 50 states, it is a coach.

"Money men

Notice any familiar names on this list of the 40 highest-paid coaches at public colleges? You should -- Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney and Jim Harbaugh have been on it for years. But some others (hello, Dan Hurley) crack the list for the first time.

Dabo Swinney, Clemson
$9.3M
John Calipari, Kentucky
$9.3M
Nick Saban, Alabama
$8.9M (Kay Ivey, the governor, makes $120.4K)
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan
$7.5M
Jimbo Fisher, Texas A&M
$7.5M
Kirby Smart, Georgia
$6.9M
Jeff Brohm, Purdue
$6.6M
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma
$6.4M
Dan Mullen, Florida
$6.1M
James Franklin, Penn State
$5.7M
Scott Frost, Nebraska
$5M
Kirk Ferentz, Iowa
$4.8M
Chris Petersen, Washington (former)
$4.6M
Ryan Day, Ohio State
$4.5M
Tony Bennett, Virginia
$4.2M
Paul Chryst, Wisconsin
$4.2M
Bill Self, Kansas
$4.1M
Kyle Whittingham, Utah
$4M
Chad Morris, Arkansas (former)
$4M
Lovie Smith, Illinois
$4M
Ed Orgeron, LSU
$4M
Bob Huggins, West Virginia
$3.9M
Jeremy Pruitt, Tennessee
$3.9M
P.J. Fleck, Minnesota
$3.6M
Chip Kelly, UCLA
$3.5M
Roy Williams, UNC
$3.3M
Matt Luke, Ole Miss (former)
$3.1M
Dan Hurley, UConn
$3M
Mark Turgeon, Maryland
$2.9M
Dana Altman, Oregon
$2.8M
Cuonzo Martin, Missouri
$2.8M
Sean Miller, Arizona
$2.7M
Mel Tucker, Colorado
$2.4M
Chris Ash, Rutgers (former)
$2.3M
Craig Bohl, Wyoming
$2.1M
Bryan Harsin, Boise State
$1.8M
Bob Davie, New Mexico (former)
$823.7K
David Cox, Rhode Island
$700K
Tony Sanchez, UNLV (former)
$602K
T.J. Otzelberger, SD State (former)
$400K"

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