Our Minneapolis newspaper featured an article about the U of MN football coach, who voluntarily took a pay cut because of this year's unfortunate conditions. This year, instead of being paid $4,600,000, he will be paid $4,280,000, to coach twelve games. Other coaches apparently have made similar sacrifices. Some say that the members of this profession are overpaid. Others say they aren't paid enough. Points that I don't understand: Is there a direct correlation between coach pay and number of wins? Why don't they pay coaches only for wins? If the MN coach were paid $500,000 per win and zero per loss, he'd walk home with $6,000,000 if he won all twelve games. Incentive-based pay works for other sports. Why not college football? Is there a flaw, or a problem, in doing it this way? Does a winning football program matter to anyone other than sports fans? I hope this thread interests folks, and doesn't get shut down. Thanks to all.