You would have to be a Coyote Blog old-timer to remember back in January of 2007 when I asked
Is there any state where a college men's football or basketball coach is not the highest paid state official?
Robert Fischer-Baum, via Ilya Somin, has the answer. In forty states, the highest paid state employee is a university football or basketball coach. In all fifty states, the highest paid public employee works for a state university. Which brings us back to my post earlier today. Government student loans are to university payrolls as quantitative easing is to stock prices.