There is a must read in today's USA Today on college football coach's salaries. But that is not the half of it. Online they have a sortable list of all NCAA coach's salaries, including bonuses and other income. But wait, there is more! Through the joy of Freedom of Information, for the state schools, they have copies of every contract! Who doesn't want to read Art Briles' contract!
Brace yourself SMU fans. Many of you will be surprised to know on salary alone, Phil Bennett is the highest paid coach in Conference USA. Now, when you include bonuses and other income, Bennett drops to a humble fifth.
Edit: Another thing that should come as no surprise is the disparity between the compensation of coaches in BCS conferences and coaches in non-BCS conferences. Not just at the higher levels, but on down the line. The lowest paid coaches in BCS conferences make substantially more than most non-BCS conferences.