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Weis raking in the money at Florida

Charlie Weis

Former Notre Dame coach and new Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis is getting a large pay raise from the school [go ahead, insert size joke here] in the form of $2.6 meeellion over the next three years.

Not bad considering he hasn’t called a play in Gainesville yet.

Weis is set to receive $765,000 this year, and the raise of $100k for the next two seasons will make Weis the highest paid assistant under Will Muschamp. Weis also received a $100,000 signing bonus and receives a $10,000 supplement for wearing Nike apparel.

Amazingly, Weis’ salary as an assistant is more than his annual base salary at Notre Dame, which according to a report from the Chicago Tribune, topped out at $649,000. Of course, that didn’t include the $850,000 from Adidas and $1,303,000 from media appearances.

Muschamp’s staff as a whole is on par to receive nearly $5 million through their contract negotiations.

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14 Responses to “Weis raking in the money at Florida”
  1. Deb says: Feb 25, 2011 10:48 PM


    Did I forget to congratulate Nortre Dame for a National Championship during Weis’s tenure? Not taking anything away from the guy’s NFL resume and thought he was a great get as an OC for Florida, but good grief! That’s a bit much.

    Plus a clothing stipend … okay, I’m just not gonna touch that.

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Feb 25, 2011 10:50 PM

    In fairness, Deb, all the coaches get the stipend.

  3. thefiesty1 says: Feb 25, 2011 11:19 PM

    Wow! No wonder Will left UT instead of waiting for Dodds to die and Mack to retire to the AD’s office.

  4. overratedgators says: Feb 26, 2011 7:34 AM

    I’m actually amazed how little ND was paying. Granted, Captain Frontbutt never had a lot of wins there, but relative to other major programs, it seems low and I would have expected a higher number from such a storied (albeit recently off kilter) program.

  5. edgy says: Feb 26, 2011 9:46 AM

    overratedgators says:


    He had a hell of a buyout when they fired him so it wasn’t as little as you might think.

  6. gamecockinfl says: Feb 26, 2011 9:48 AM

    best team money can buy. College ball is getting as bad as the pros. They need to cap coaches salaries and recruiting budgets for ALL NCAA teams.

  7. edgy says: Feb 26, 2011 10:01 AM

    gamecockinfl says:


    That would certainly go over well at Texas Tech. :)

  8. Deb says: Feb 26, 2011 10:06 AM

    Now, Ben, if all coaches get the stipend, why mention it?

    Perhaps instead of talking about Weis as Muschamp’s highest paid assistant, it would have been more helpful to contrast his salary with that of the OCs at Alabama, Auburn, Ohio State, and Texas. That way we can get a better sense of whether he’s being overpaid, as the article implies.

  9. noaxetogrind says: Feb 26, 2011 11:59 AM

    gamecock, why would you suggest they “cap coaches salaries”. As I am sure you are aware, very little school money or put another way, state generated taxpayer money goes into any of these HC’s salaries any more. At schools like Florida and yes even your USC Gamecocks, the vast majority of the compensation comes from private donors and sources. It’s not like this is money that is being diverted from other worthy causes. Nike is not going to pay a 1million dollar stipend for the top English professor. It is a sad reality, but every bit of philanthropic research done has corroborated that the more successful a schools big time sports programs, the more successful the schools deevlopment and fund raising is. A rising tide lifts all boats. ( Ivy’s being the lone exception and at one time they were the kings athltically, now they are more of an exclusive club that panders to themselves) We live in a free enterprise system that is driven by market demand. Why single out football coaches who can be fired on a whim and who have a notoriously short shelf life for the vast majority of them? If compensation excess is upsetting to you I suggest you start with Wall Street executives, followed quickly by the entertainment industry, then the pharmaceutical industry and I thinkn you will sonn find out that coaches pale in comparison. One last reminder, as I know people will lash out at this, please keep in mind that the amount of the compensatoin that the school actually pays is typically a very small % of the coaches overall compensation.

  10. Ben Kercheval says: Feb 26, 2011 12:02 PM

    Because it’s a detail of his contract, Deb.

    Per your request, here is a list of head and assistant coaching salaries from 2010. This way, you can decide for yourself if you think Weis is overpaid.

  11. edgy says: Feb 26, 2011 1:28 PM

    noaxetogrind says:


    Really? You should probably look at the schools with the biggest endowments. You’d find that they’re not exactly living high on the sports hog and the ones that are, would still be getting all that money, with or without big time sports programs.

    I don’t think that he’s talking about caps just from the school but from any source. I think it’s been great for college sports when they started clamping down on all the money that the sports factories were spending on bringing in players (no limits on scholarships) and while people from the Big Schools may disagree, going back to the old ways of haves and have-nots will end up with a D-1, especially in football, that would exclude some of the teams like Vanderbilt and Northwestern and Purdue and Kansas, as the bigger schools decide that they will only play with the elite for the championship.

  12. burntorangehorn says: Feb 26, 2011 4:10 PM

    thefiesty1 says:
    Feb 25, 2011 11:19 PM
    Wow! No wonder Will left UT instead of waiting for Dodds to die and Mack to retire to the AD’s office.
    Yes, I’m quite sure that Will Muschamp left UT because he couldn’t wait to pay Charlie Weis less money than the upwards-of-$1M Texas’ board approved as a ceiling for paying a new coordinator.

  13. Deb says: Feb 26, 2011 6:04 PM

    Aw, Ben … aren’t you being sweet and patient with pissy lil me? 😉 Thank you for the salary comparison.

    Well … if he lives up to his pro hype as an OC, then no, he’s not being overpaid. If Florida plays a pro-style offense, he should be worth as much to the Gators as Kirby is to Bama. But I doubt Weis will be content to stay in a college coordinator’s role for three years while those bonuses kick in. The biggest test will be whether he can take a back seat to Muschamp. Apparently that was a problem for him with Haley.

    Hey, what’s up with Wake Forest? They pay the coach well for a school with an irrelevant football team.

  14. thefiesty1 says: Feb 27, 2011 6:14 AM

    To burntorangehorn – thanks for the feedback. I figured another negative comment about your Horns would get a response. I get it! No one else is allowed an opinion.

    Very defensive, strange when someone is always right. First your the spelling police on my very first post, then question almost every post stating how wrong I am.

    Curious. Remember, opinions are like a-holes, everyone has one. I get it, EXCUSE ME!

    But, didn’t Weis turn down an interview for OC with Mack? Could it have been about money? Or did he just get more from Florida to coach his kid?

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