Harry added a topic in Mean Green FootballCoach Mac killed it tonight (UNT Stength and Conditioning)
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Harry added a topic in Mean Green FootballAnyone see a line for the SMU game?has anyone seen a line for this game yet? Tough game to predict. I would think we would be favored by a fair amount based on last seasons game but who knows.. We don't play good on the road and SMUnhas a new coach eager to build support for his regime.
If there is not a line we should predict what it is. I am guessing UNT -7
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Harry added a topic in Mean Green FootballFootball coaching staff's pay part of UH's upgrade strategyIn the next step to a possible invitation into college football's elite fraternity, the University of Houston will open the checkbook and pay a record amount in assistant coaching salaries this season.
The nine full-time assistants on new coach Tom Herman's staff will earn $2.113 million, a 17 percent increase from 2014, according to contracts obtained by the Houston Chronicle through an open-records request.
The total - nearly $300,000 more than the $1.82 million from last season - puts UH ahead of a handful of schools from the Power 5 conferences based on the most recent salary-pool figures for last season.
Herman called UH "a sleeping giant in college football," with the recent shift in resources and upgrades aimed to make the school a more attractive option for the next round of conference realignment. Along with allowing assistant coaches to be paid more, UH opened $128 million TDECU Stadium last September and has plans for a $20 million football-only indoor practice facility.
A look at the annual salaries for the nine full-time assistant football coaches on the University of Houston staff:
Coach Position Years Value
Todd Orlando Defensive coordinator/linebackers 2 $501,000
Major Applewhite Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks 2 $301,000
Craig Naivar Asst. head coach/co-defensive coordinator/safeties 1 $301,000
Derek Warehime Offensive line 1 $205,000
Oscar Giles Assistant head coach/defensive line 1 $201,000
Jason Washington Special teams coordinator/cornerbacks 1 $176,000
Corby Meekins Tight ends/fullbacks 1 $161,000
Kenith Pope Running backs 1 $151,000
Drew Mehringer Wide receivers 1 $116,000
Source: University of Houston
Where they stand in SEC and Big 12
A look at where the University of Houston's $2.113 million would rank in assistant coach salary pool in select Power 5 conferences. Note: Figures for schools, other than UH, are for 2014 and do not include private universities:
SEC (in millions of dollars)
Texas A&M $3.484
South Carolina $3.333
Mississippi State $2.682
Big 12 (in millions of dollars)
West Virginia $2.884
Oklahoma State $2.837
Kansas State $2.813
Texas Tech $2.155
Iowa State $2.110
Source: USA Today, Houston Chronicle research
"I think it's no mistake that at some point we aspire to be in a Power 5 conference," Herman said this week to a group of UH supporters at the Touchdown Club of Houston luncheon.
read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/article/Football-coaching-staff-s-pay-part-of-UH-s-6416369.php
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