Salary Showdown Who's the New King of Kentucky's Payroll

John Calipari was Kentucky's highest-paid public employee for almost 14 years

Mark Stoops, Kentucky's football coach, now earns more than Calipari

Kentucky's athletic director, Mitch Barnhart, stressed the importance of continuity in sports

College football coaches are now paid more than basketball coaches, even at basketball-focused schools

Football coaches in Power Five conferences make an average of $6.2 million, up 14.3% from last year

Football coaches earn nearly twice as much as basketball coaches at these schools

The college sports model is shifting toward the professional sports model, causing challenges

More TV revenue and a new College Football Playoff deal contribute to higher football coach salaries