Question #1: Is there any state where a college men's football or basketball coach is not the highest paid state official?
Answer # 1: 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. Source, and eye-popping graphic, is here.
Question # 2: Are government student loans are to university payrolls as quantitative easing is to stock prices?
Answer #2: Must be teased out of this post by the reader.