Husker coach Bo Pelini ranks fifth in Big Ten in cost per win

College football coaches don't come cheap. Therefore, neither do wins. But where does Bo Pelini rank among Big Ten coaches in cost per win?

The Huskers head man, who's entering his seventh season as NU's coach, will earn $3,075,000 by the end of 2014. He was the 18th-highest paid coach in 2013, according to salary data obtained by USA Today.

In a recent study, Pelini ranks fifth in the Big Ten in cost per win this season at $384,375 per victory. He comes in behind Kyle Flood of Rutgers, Randy Edsall of Maryland, Jerry Kill of Minnesota and Gary Andersen of Wisconsin, respectively.

That means Pelini is giving the Huskers more bang for their buck than top-paid conference coaches like Urban Meyer at Ohio State ($4.56 million), Brady Hoke at Michigan ($3.35 million) and Kirk Ferentz ($4.025 million) at Iowa — all of whom make more per year than Nebraska's head coach. compiled the data using a database that Newsday built last month.


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