The road to the top is getting a whole lot sweeter for college football’s assistant coaches.
Two things have happened recently that led to skyrocketing salaries. The first factor was the coach-in-waiting idea. Hoping to establish some sort of continuity, teams with aging coaches have named assistants as future head coaches.
At Florida State, Bobby Bowden’s coach—in—waiting is also the school’s offensive coordinator Jimbo Fisher. If Fisher isn’t the head coach by Jan. 2011, FSU boosters must pay him $2.5 million.