Sure, the hours are long. But at least the results don’t matter.

Brent Pease got a raise.  Let me repeat that, in italics.  Brent Pease got a raise.

Brent Pease is now making $590,000 a year.  That is more than Mike Bobo makes.  Let me repeat that, in italics.  Brent Pease is now making $590,000 a year.  That is more than Mike Bobo makes.  (Somewhere, Greg McGarity high-fives himself.)

This is Brent Pease’s current resume:

In 2012, UF finished 103rd in total offense (334.4 yards per game) and 76th in scoring offense (26.5 points per game).  The season before Pease’s arrival, the Gators finished 105th (328.7 ypg) and 71st (25.5 ppg) in those two categories, respectively.

I guess compared to Charlie Weis, that makes Pease a real bargain.

And Pease gets a bonus just for sticking around.  As Woody Allen said…

The running backs coach got an extension, but no raise.  I bet he’s wondering what he’s got to do better.

Yes, there’s a ridiculous amount of money swimming around SEC athletics.  What’s your point?

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19 responses to “Sure, the hours are long. But at least the results don’t matter.

  1. AthensHomerDawg

    “In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.”
    J. Paul Getty
    Worked out well for SOD.

  2. Doug

    Sounds like those “retention bonuses” that have become all the rage across corporate America. “Well, sure, our CEO presided over a massive nosedive in sales and a federal investigation of our finance practices that led to us having to lay off 5,000 employees . . . but if we don’t give him this eight-figure bonus, someone else might steal him away from us!”

    • hailtogeorgia

      You’re looking at it wrong. The bonus isn’t to keep someone from stealing him away – that’s what the raise is for – it’s a one-time reward for still being on the job a year later.

  3. Go Dawgs!

    Well, you forgot to mention the fact that Florida has already locked up the 2013 SEC East Preseason Championship. That’s got to count for something.

  4. TomReagan

    Coaching salaries are out of hand but, if Bobo’s peers are making what they are, then UGA needs to do the right thing and give him a raise. At this point, I can only believe–hope even–that there’s a handshake agreement that Bobo will get the head job after Richt but that he’ll be getting paid undermarket until then.

  5. Hackerdog

    But, but, but, … Jeff Driskell!!!

  6. Dog in Fla

    So that’s why he calls himself Top Gun

  7. D.N. Nation

    Florida averaged all of 30 or so yards a game more than Auburn did last year. Auburn! Those guys!

    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      Basically what you’re saying is that if Auburn had FU’s D last season Auburn would have won about the same number of games? Is that it?

  8. Cojones

    Let’s see: We give a D coach a 90k raise his second year for a mediocre D (on a natl scale) ; whereas, we don’t give a natl leading O coach on the same team a raise. Finally, we give the O coach a raise for his high-flying O the next year and that’s followed by an opponent giving their O coach a higher salary after his low-flying O lucks by a few games to give him a big W number. FU, indeed!

    Seems like Bobo has to lose a few games or scrape by a few wins this year in order to get a raise next year and still stay among the least paid. Hoo, Boy!! That’s like extending him an invitation to leave because of no appreciation. If we , as fans and alums, can’t influence an AD and President to do the righteous thing by our coaches then we should blame ourselves for the predicament being created.

    Don’t know about the rest of you, but I intend on calling McGarity and leaving a message for him to read that article and telling him that my eyes are on him as well as Grantham for inability to get the job done correctly. Maybe we can speed up the process for Bobo to take Richt’s place while Richt takes McGarity’s place, except that Richt would get a pay cut under Adams.. As an alum, I’m completely embarrassed by the “rewards” system we display for achievements.

  9. AthensHomerDawg

    Mike Bobo is a man he is nearly 40. I think he can take care of himself now.
    “Courted by Virginia Tech earlier this year to be the Hokies’ offensive coordinator, Bobo cashed in with a $240,000 raise and will now make $575,000 annually, which makes him the fourth highest-paid offensive coordinator in the SEC. ” Sounds like good money to me.

    “A Dawg to the core, Bobo has been about as loyal as it gets through thick and thin. He’s been a part of the Georgia program — either as a player, graduate assistant or assistant — for 17 seasons.” Guess it ain’t all about the benjamins….. must be a little bit about the G. If he needs any help managing his career he need only call. I can wear a “Give Bobo a Raise” button.

  10. the powers that be at UGA

    Back away from our precious profit margin!!!!!!!!

  11. Bulldog Joe

    Knowing the Gator fan base would not tolerate another OC flip immediately after after the Mullen/Addazio/Weis/Pease transitions, Pease leveraged himself well.

    Unless he is able to turn things around this year, he will find his leverage has run out.

  12. Dawg19

    Apparently, this is a sign that lighting up Florida State is what really matters now…

  13. hailtogeorgia

    We’ve gone round about this before, Senator, so I’ll just ask questions rather than reiterating my opinion. What do you think Bobo should be paid? Do you think he’s underpaid as the (now) 5th highest paid OC in the conference? Do you think that McGarity should’ve given him more money sooner? If so, how much flack do you think McGarity would’ve caught given that, as recently as two years ago, a large portion of the fan base wanted Bobo’s head?