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SBD/July 3, 2013/Colleges
Bobby Bowden Returning To Florida State To Aid In Fundraising Project
Published July 3, 2013
MARKET VALUE: In Tallahassee, Blackburn & Schoffel report FSU trustee Mark Hillis at a meeting in early June "wondered aloud whether Florida State would be willing to come up with enough money to lure a top-notch athletic director." FSU's athletic department has "struggled to cope with skyrocketing expenses in recent years," and former AD Randy Spetman was "making just $350,000 a year." That likely "made him the lowest-paid AD" in the ACC. FSU President Eric Barron said that he is "well aware how much upper-tier universities are paying the people who lead their athletic departments." Barron: "We have to pay attention to the market on coaches’ salaries, and we’re going to pay attention to the market on the AD’s salary." Blackburn & Schoffel note Duke AD Kevin White "tops the ACC list at slightly more than $900,000 per year, and he is followed Clemson’s Dan Radakovich at $725,000." Wake Forest’s Ron Wellman, Georgia Tech’s Mike Bobinski and Virginia Tech’s Jim Weaver "each make more than $600,000 annually." Future ACC member Louisville "pays its highly acclaimed" AD Tom Jurich $1.4M (TALLAHASSEE.com, 7/2).