I saw on the “Coogs House” FB group where someone posted that the Aggies pulled in a bunch of great #1 state recruits. I’ll admit, the list is impressive.
Of course, the Coog comments were the standard and unoriginal, “… and they’ll go 7-5”… “Nobody does less with more”. There was one funny comment saying something like “Great sneak peek at our future transfers.”
So - as a pure academic exercise, I took the coach salary of each school to determine cost per win. I know there are other program costs, but I’m just calcing head coach salary for the moment - mostly because it’s an easy number to find and I don’t care enough to know how much each program is making and spending on football as a whole.
Jimbo makes $7.5 mil / year and has won 17 games in 2 years.
Dana made $3.4 mil in 2019 and won 4 games. Incidentally, Dana makes $3.5 million in 2020 and $3.7 million in 2021. He gets more expensive the longer we keep him.
That nets to:
Aggies coach $ / win = $882,353 per win
Coogs coach $ / win = $850,000 per win
Indeed, the Aggies paid more for for their wins, and technically did ‘less with more’, but we Coogs aren’t far behind.