According to USA Today (numbers rounded up), the 25th ranked salary last season was $3.1M, 15th ranked was $3.7M, 10th ranked was $3.9M.
SEC leaders were Calipari at $8.1M, Rick Barnes at $4.7M, Bruce Pearl at $4M and Buzz Williams at $3.9M.
IMHO, CEM’s pay should be based upon his value on the open market, his success at UA, available funds and relative peer comparison.
I don’t think CEM salary should be constrained by CSP’s salary.
CEM has proven his worth and hopefully the UA will be able to offer fair and appropriate compensation.