Who makes more, college professors or coaches?

I bet you’re thinking this is a no-brainer and the coaches win by far. Not so fast, the medical departments at colleges rake in money for patient care and consulting.

Here is a breakdown for the UC system in California which includes Berkeley, UCLA, and San Francisco with a combined 100+ Nobel Laureates:

2010 Pay

  1. Coach – $2.4 million – Jeff Tedford (Berekeley)
  2. Coach – $2.1 million – Ben Howland (UCLA)
  3. Prof. – $2.0 million – Ronald Busuttil (UCLA)
  4. Coach – $1.9 million – Mike Montgomery (Berkeley)
  5. Prof. – $1.8 million – Khalil Tabsh (UCLA)
  6. Prof. – $1.5 million – Anthony Azakie (UCSF)
  7. Prof. – $1.5 million – Philip Leboit (UCSF)
  8. Prof. – $1.5 million – Timothy McCalmont (UCSF)
  9. Prof. – $1.4 million – Richard Shemin  (UCLA)
  10. Coach – $1.2 million – Rick Neuheisel (UCLA)

The coaches hold four of the ten spots. The disparity in pay between the two groups isn’t all that great either. Average of the top 10 has the professors earning $1.6 million and the coaches earning $1.9 million.

If you keep going, the next fifteen are all on the healthcare side with twelve professors and three health executives. Of the top 100 they take up 84 spots, with only fourteen non-healthcare salaries.

#3 - Ronald Busuttil, Transplant Surgeon

It’s also worth noting that the next coaches on the list are Norm Chow (UCLA) at #95, and Joanne Boyle (Berkeley) at #119.

I have to admit the numbers are pretty shocking. The common understanding is that professors make little money, while doctors make good money. Combine the two and it’s a gold mine.

One that doesn’t pull money from the schools themselves. Like the coaches they are largely paid with the money they pull in. In the world of college academics this is called an “auxiliary program” (thanks Norman), and the opposite is normally true. These programs (sports, healthcare) funnel money, prestige, and students to the schools.

A final note, these salaries are determined by combining each persons base pay with their incentives and bonuses. For the coaches this means winning, playoffs, and championships. For the health professors it means seeing patients and receiving awards for their research.

Take out this extra pay and not one in the top 10 earns above $317,000 in base pay. Many of those lower on the list have a set base pay of $500,000 and $800,000.

Interesting, to say the least, and I hope I informed your opinion of college salaries.

Entrance to UCLA Medical Center (only 20% of the whole complex)

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Information pulled from the OC Register article: UC coaches’ pay outstrips Nobel laureates’

Photo of Jeff Tedford by Avinash & of the UCLA Medical Center by Benny Chan

Jerry Rice Jr. at UCLA

Sean Ceglinsky over at CBS Sports wrote an interesting article on UCLA’s receiver of the future, Jerry Rice Jr.

The son of hall of famer, Jerry Rice, who is widely considered the best receiver of all time, faces many of the same obstacles as his dad.

He is small, 5-foot-10, 185-pounds, and underrated which means he will have to overcome by sure willpower.

[testimonial]”Every time I get a chance, I try to make a play, that’s the way I was raised,” Rice Jr. said. “I’m out there competing, all of us receivers here at UCLA are pushing each other and we’re getting better as a group. Anything can happen in this game, so I’m always ready to play. My goal is to keep my head up and keep grinding. My time will come if I keep working hard.”[/testimonial]

That time may be a ways off considering there are 7 receivers ahead of him.

UCLA has always been at the top of the class in recruiting talented wide receivers. This year is no different with 3 returning seniors, 2 juniors, and 2 sophomores, including Shaquelle Evans, a top prospect transferring to UCLA.

Still, he has skills.

[testimonial]”Come on Jerry, make a play,” Neuheisel shouts toward the underclassman.

He uses a quick stutter step at the line of scrimmage to create some much-needed separation from the cornerback. A head-and-shoulders fake freezes the linebacker at the second level. An uncanny burst of speed follows as he blows by the safety. Seconds later, Rice Jr. is in the end zone, snatching the pass out of mid-air while keeping both feet in bounds for a touchdown.[/testimonial]

If you read the full article, Jerry Rice Jr. is intent on carving his own path at UCLA, you get the sense that Junior is a superstar waiting to happen.

Here’s to hoping for him to have a stellar career at UCLA!

UCLA Football 2011 Schedule

**Update: 2012 UCLA Football Schedule is available.

 
Training camp starts in just a few days on August 8.

This year the Bruins return a ton of starters (offense-seven, defense-eight) but the question is, as always, the quarterback.

Kevin Prince is set to start and then get injured, so Patrick Brehaut or Brett Hundley will get a chance.

Here is the full schedule, including available TV listings, but the weird thing is all the later games have no set time yet.

2011 UCLA Football Schedule

Saturday, Sept 3
6:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Houston

Saturday, Sept 10
7:00 PM PT (FSN)
vs San Jose State

Saturday, Sept 17
12:30 PM PT (ABC)
vs Texas

Saturday, Sept 24
12:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Oregon State

Saturday, Oct 1
7:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Stanford

Saturday, Oct 8
7:30 PM PT (FSN)
vs Washington State

Thursday, Oct 20
6 PM PT (ESPN)
@ Arizona

Saturday, Oct 29
4 PM PT (FSN)
vs California

Saturday, Nov 5
4:30 PM PT (Versus)
vs Arizona State

Saturday, Nov 12
3:30 PM PT (FSN)
@ Utah

Saturday, Nov 19
4:30pm PT (Versus)
vs Colorado

Saturday, Nov 26
7:00 PM PT (FSN)
@ USC

Pac-12 Championship Game
Friday, Dec 2
5:00 PM PT (Fox)
@ Oregon

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Saturday, Dec 31
12:30 PM PT (ESPN)
vs. Illinois

Women of the World Cup

The big games are today:

  • 9am PST – USA vs. France (EPSN)
  • 11:30 PST – Sweden vs. Japan (ESPN)

These games have really been spectacular with so many going to the end.

In honor I have selected my favorite women of the 2011 World Cup.

Hope Solo

As the goalie for the USA, Hope presents a dominate aggressive attitude. I really think the players are scared of her. It works too because she looks gigantic on screen with those goalie gloves (though she is only 5’9). Still, she is gorgeous and considered the best goalie in the world.

Josefine Öqvist

Ahh, Josefine.

Photo: Peder Sterling

She is more like a sex symbol than an athlete with all her photos and magazine covers (maybe NSFW). Plus, she really seems to be having fun. In this viral video, Josefine shows skin as she trades jersey’s with a guy in the stands, but I can’t tell if she is flirting with him (he is cute) or this is all a stunt:

Regardless, Josefine is a powerful player and a “rapid and unpredictable forward who can decide any game”.

French Women

Gaetane Thiney, Elodie Thomis and Corine Franco.

All three of them decided to do some stylish nude photographs for Bild magazine. Their intention was to alert the French public that games are actually being played. They feel that women’s soccer is ignored and men’s is a spectacle since the Zidane headbutt in the 2006 World Cup Finals.

It’s really is a cool photo (NSFW) since it doesn’t reveal all and the women look like athletes not plastic surgeries.

Mana Iwabuchi

The Japanese Team has a 18 year old “teen phenom” playing for them, Mana Iwabuchi. This girl was born in 1993!

This team is definitely my favorite to watch because they show such technical skill on the field (they have to since every team is so much taller than them). Plus, they also have good clean fun:

Final

Ok, since you made it this far I have a link for you (if you’re male). The German women’s team also went all out for their publicity. Posing in the German Playboy (definitely NSFW).