As we sit here hoping that Stacey Searels does right by Georgia and that Georgia does right by Stacey Searels, it looks like it may be a decision that comes down to money… not that there’s anything wrong with that. And it’s not like Damon Evans doesn’t have a bulging bank account to work with here.
But what’s a fair salary for a guy who’s the best position coach on the staff (and maybe in the conference)?
The reason I ask is because of this news coming out of Knoxville:
… However, there are rumors in the wind that the senior Kiffin, who was expected to make $1 million, might have come back to Tennessee recently and asked for MORE money.
He makes $2.2 million with Tampa Bay. It is expected that his salary at UT could go as high as… get this… $1.5 million dollars.
Holy mother of crap. That’s for a guy who hasn’t coached in the college ranks in more than a decade. Georgia doesn’t pay its entire assistant staff a whole bunch more than that, per this chart.
So, what’s the number for a coach that no Dawg fan in his or her right mind wants to see go?