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The SEC's issue: Is bigger better?

The SEC is not your father's college football; it's the Yankees of the college game.

Originally Published: December 18, 2009
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

Even some people in Texas, famous for its bigger-is-better way of life, are shaking their heads in sticker shock from the size of Longhorns football coach Mack Brown's new contract. The university system regents didn't just tweak Brown's $3 million-a-year salary recently. Shortly after he guided the team into one of two berths in next month's Citi BCS National Championship Game, they turned him into the college game's first $5 million-per-year man.

That gives Brown at least ...

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