36th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: Boise State v Oklahoma
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College Coaches, Professional Pay

Head coach Chris Petersen of the Boise State Broncos has Gatorade dumped on his back after the Broncos defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 43-42 at the Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl. (Jonathan Ferrey / Getty Images)
University of Alabama minted college football’s first $4-million coach by signing Nick Saban away from the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. (Robert Sutton / AP)
Charlie Weis was lured away from the New England Patriots to Notre Dame. Later the Fighting Irish gave Weis a 10-year extension that will pay him about $3.5 million annually. (Chris Graythen / Getty Images)
University of Florida successfully lured University of Utah football coach Urban Meyer by offering him $2 million, quadrupling his salary. (Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE)
“Coach Stoops at Oklahoma earns more in a year than the entire cost of our football program,” says Boise State President Robert Kustra. Bob Stoops had never lost in September as Oklahoma coach until the Sooners dropped their opener against Texas Christian in 2005. (Tim Heitman / U.S. Presswire)