To measure coaching power, we looked at each coach's salary, its proportion of the school's total coaching salaries and athletic expenditures, the football budget at the coach's disposal and how much it would cost the school to terminate his contract before the end of the year.
We excluded the eight coaches whose salary data is not available in USA Today
's database of coaches' pay, and we also did not consider any coaches who either lost or left their coaching positions in 2012. (Getty Images) Sources: USA Today, US Department of Education More From Forbes
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