However IMHO, LSU baseball is the excepetion in a sport that many schools do not care about, lose tons of $$ in and thus the overall salaries are lower. PM should be one of top paid coaches in the game..and he is. NC should be paid somewhere in the 15-30 range of all programs and she is about 11th (some schools do not report, but this is pretty close I think). I am NOT convinced NC is taking us to where we were after 2 years but based on the "market" for WBB she is not overpaid by much. In other words to compare the two is apples and oranges because the sports are compensated very differently.
But the premise of the original thread is stupid. Who cares if Mainieri's salary "eclipses" Caldwell? Why is that relevant? As long as both are winning and bringing "shine" to LSU, why should any of us worry about comparing their compensation? IT. DOES. NOT. MATTER.
As secman12 pointed out, the more relevant comparison would be comparing each of them to their peers in their respective sports, not to one another.
I have no idea what college baseball coaches are paid but I do know the top women's basketball coaches are paid well over $1 million. In fact, Geno Auriemma (the top coach) just signed a new contract worth over $2 million/yr. Caldwell doesn't even make half of what he makes. Kim Mulkey makes just over $1 million.
One sport everybody loves, the other nobody gives a frick about besides some weird old ladies and those few geeks in the student section.
Yea bruh................keep believing that dumb sh_ t.
This post was edited on 3/28 at 11:56 am