When Vince Dooley took over the Georgia football program as coach in 1964, he said he was paid $15,000 a season.
My how times have changed.
The former Bulldogs coach was on Paul Finebaum’s program on Thursday talking about Saturday’s game against Florida.
That’s when Dooley pointed out his salary from more than 50 years ago.
Vince Dooley says his first contract to be Head Coach at Georgia paid him $15,000 a year.
Now, in 2016… pic.twitter.com/CKHGtYMKci
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) October 27, 2016
For comparison’s sake, Dooley’s $15,000 salary is more than 250 times smaller than first-year Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who is 23rd on the list at $3.75 million per year.
Dooley, a College Football Hall of Famer, coached the Bulldogs through 1988, finishing 201-77-10 in his 25 seasons in Athens, including the 1980 national championship.