My background is on the men's side where no one talks about salary as primary income, they talk about camp. Rice is a safe, beautiful campus in a soccer mad, huge metropolitan area. LSU is, well, somewhere in Louisiana. My guess is the income difference is possibly significant, but not in the direction you are thinking (does Louisiana have the soccer population base to even have a camp). The better question is how did the LSU coach get the Rice job? Those two schools are polar opposites. It's like Georgetown hiring the Mississippi State coach.