Kiffin watch: pay ‘da man.

Say what you will, Mike Hamilton has been there for Junior, financially speaking.

… According to athletic director Mike Hamilton, the Vols agreed to a three-year, $300,000 deal to bring Kippy Brown back to UT as a wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator.

Based on what I can find, that means that more than half of Tennessee’s assistant coaches have signed three-year deals.  That goes along with the highest total assistant coaches payroll in all of college football.  Toss in the Laner’s $7.5 million buyout, and you start to wonder how UT could afford to consider a coaching change (assuming circumstances warranted that, of course).  Interesting way to obtain job security, that’s for sure.



Filed under Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, It's Just Bidness

2 responses to “Kiffin watch: pay ‘da man.

  1. Scorpio Jones, III

    If you accept the idea of head coach as Brand Manager, and I do, the question is, would your stockholders be happy for long with this level of executive compensation.

    Alabama, Florida, Georgia every year, every year.


    • Mayor of Dawgtown

      The Senator’s right. This is a poison pill to keep the entire staff (and particularly the head man) from getting fired.