Let's $16.67 mil/yr in TV revenue. How much does that buy you? (source: http://tinyurl.com/pms9b4). -Tennessee spends $3.3 mil
... on football assistant coaches.
-Central Florida (C-USA) spends $35.5 mil for ALL athletic programs
-Florida (SEC) $98 million total/year all sports
-Louisiana-Monroe .... $ 7 mil (all sports)
(beating Alabama ... priceless)
I can't tell you what Vanderbilt spends because Vanderbilt is a private school and has no "Athletic Department." But, as an NCAA-defined booster of the 'Dores I can tell you we need the 16.6 mil, a good contract negotiated at the start of the economic downturn.
And until they pry it from my cold dead hands: http://tinyurl.com/kq3ygy