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Indiana Football Is No. 2! (In A Bad Way)

Forbes found that Indiana football is getting the second least bang for its buck.

Forbes found that Indiana football is getting the second least bang for its buck.

Forbes takes a look at the worst college football teams for the money – and found the Indiana Hoosiers are the second worst bargain in all the land (behind Kansas).

Their three-year analysis of automatic qualifying conference teams found that Indiana spent $58 million between 2009 and 2011 – or $5.8 million per win. On the upside, the Hoosiers spent $5 million more than the average school. So there’s that.

Forbes says,”Indiana spends like a winner, shelling out about $6 million more than the average AQ team from 2009 through 2011, but it sure doesn’t play like one. The Hoosiers haven’t played in a bowl game since 2007.”

Also on the list is Minnesota at No. 7 (at $3.8 million per win), though Forbes sees a bright side: “Like Duke, Minnesota qualified for postseason play with six wins this season. Second-year head coach Jerry Kill’s salary of $1.2 million may be a bargain if the team’s play continues to improve.”

Purdue comes in at No. 9 (at $3.4 million per win). Forbes: “Purdue spent about $4 million more than the average AQ team between 2009 and 2011, but it hasn’t won more than six regular season games in that time (or since 2007, for that matter).”

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  1. Michigan Football Is No. 2! (In A Good Way) | The Daily Big Ten - December 19, 2012

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