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TCU Football Head Coach Gary Patterson Made $3.1 Million in 2011

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In his final season as head coach of the MWC version TCU Horned Frogs, Gary Patterson took home $3.1 million in total compensation. Overall, his compensation was down $400k from 2010 when he took home $3.5 million, though his base pay was up $500k.

Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE

During TCU's final year in the MWC (2011), head coach Gary Patterson saw a substantial raise in base pay from $2 million to $2.5 million, with overall compensation coming in at $3.1 million.

Though impressive, Patterson's total compensation was down from 2010 when he collected $3.5 million.

At $3.1 million, Gary Patterson would be 13th highest paid head coach in college football, just behind Bret Bielema at Arkansas ($3.2 million). The highest paid head coach in college football is currently Nick Saban at $5.48 million.