Ranking Big 12 head coach salaries: Where does Joey McGuire rank?

College football coachin salaries are going through the roof. Let's find out how the coaches stack up in the Big 12 and where Joey McGuire ranks among his conference peers.
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Salary. 3. $5.8 million. Lance Leipold. 462. . . Lance Leipold. . player

Perhaps no coach in America has done a better job of resurrecting a program than Lance Leipold at Kansas. That's why the basketball-first school was willing to fork out $5.8 million for him in 2023 (29th nationally).

When he arrived in Lawrence in 2021, the Jayhawks were the worst major-conference program in the country. Since then, he's led the program to bowl games in 2022 and 2023 and he won nine games last fall. What a turnaround.

843. $6.3 million. . . player. . Kyle Whittingham. Kyle Whittingham. Salary. 2

Kyle Whittingham has built Utah into one of the most consistent programs in the NCAA. That's why he's worth $6.3 million per year (23rd nationally).

At Utah since 2004, he's won ten or more games seven times. What's more, he's not won fewer than eight games since 2017 (not counting the COVID-19 2020 season).

Mike Gundy. Salary. . $7.6 million. . . 465. Mike Gundy. 1. player

The longest-tenured Big 12 head coach is also its highest-paid coach. Mike Gundy made $7.6 million in 2023, the 14th-most in the NCAA.

Gundy has led the Cowboys since 2005 and in that time, he's won one conference championship and played for three others. That included a surprising 10-4 season in 2023.