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    UH coach Norm Chow walked off the field after the Rainbow Warriors’ 47-10 loss to Utah State on Saturday.

Norm Chow ranks eighth among the 12 Mountain West Conference football coaches in total pay this year, according to a survey by USA Today.

Chow receives $550,000 per year from the University of Hawaii and $70,000 from other sources for $620,000 overall, the paper reported today.

He is 3-17 in two seasons at UH.

Boise State’s Chris Petersen earns the most in the MWC, $2,151,000, according to the study.

Nationally, Alabama’s Nick Saban tops the 126 coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision at $5.45 million.

Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo makes $1,514,210, the survey said.


MWC Coaches Earnings

1. Chris Petersen  Boise State   $2,151,500

2. Jim McElwain   Colorado St. $1,350,000

3. Dave Christensen Wyoming  $1,200,000

4. Troy Calhoun Air Force  $903,100

5. Rocky Long San Diego St. $800,000

6. Bob Davie New Mexico $763,600

7. Tim DeRuyter Fresno St. $655,000

8. Norm Chow  Hawaii $620,000

9. Brian Polian, Nevada $525,000

10. Ron Caragher San Jose St. $525,500

11. Bobby Hauck UNLV $503,749

12. Matt Wells Utah St. $502,500

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