Morning links: Virginia paid hefty price to Bronco Mendenhall for wins; ‘Miracle Bowl’ ranked

Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars of USA Today looked at the cost per win of the Division I football teams for the 2016 season, and former BYU head Coach Bronco Mendenhall and his staff at Virginia came in as the most expensive of any team in the country.

After talking about the transition from Mike London to Mendenhall, they wrote, “the Cavaliers ended up with a 2-10 record this season ā€” two fewer wins than they had last season ā€” and the greatest cost per win of any Football Bowl Subdivision public school, an average of more than $3.2 million.”

Berkowitz and Schnaars then gave us how they came up with the number for Virginia, saying, “Mendenhall is making nearly $3.3 million from Virginia this season, including a $25,000 one-time signing bonus. His assistants are making just more than $3 million, including a combined $80,000 in signing bonuses.”

The Utah Utes paid $841,375 for each win, according the story, while the Utah State Aggies handed out $779,292 per win. BYU was not listed.

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