Texas coach Charlie Strong shook up his coaching staff one week into the 2015 season. (RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN- STATESMAN)

BEVO BEAT

Texas has richest football program in the country

Posted December 22nd, 2014

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Texas still has the richest football program in the nation despite taking an $8 million dip from 2013, according to Forbes.

The main reason for the decrease was an expensive coaching change that cost Texas $4.4 million alone to buy out Charlie Strong from his Louisville contract. Texas also had to pay severance to former coach Mack Brown’s staff.

The Longhorns raked in $131 million, seven percent more than any other team in college Football. Notre Dame was second at $122 million.

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Texas collected $34 million in ticket sales for six home games and $31 million in football-related contributions.

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