These days, if being the architect of the nation’s 29th best offense is good enough to get you a 6-year, $7.8 million contract, maybe Todd Grantham’s agent has a point.
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Just as soon as a major program with deep pockets wants to hire him away. . . but with what seems like a record number of HC jobs open at very desirable programs, it seems like someone would come after him. Have they?
The only reason I can see to throw money at Grantham is to pre-empt a return to the NFL.
Urban was offering at least 1.5 mil per year to get Morris to come to Ohio State as OC.
Exactly. Apparently there’s a market for Morris. I don’t think we’ll know about the market for Grantham until the NFL turnover gets cranked up.
Right now, no one else is forcing us to up the ante. He’s done a wonderful job, but there’s no reason to respond to threats that aren’t there.
We just need him to lose his temper once a year. That will keep most programs away. Richt is a Genius letting Grantham cross that field first at Vandy.
Clemson’s OC makes more than Mississippi’s new head coach. We better pony up with Grantham.
This trend is going to break a medium to small school who tries to keep up w/ the big boys and makes a bad decision. Too many of these contracts come after the excitement of one good season.
Morris’s contract isnt as good as it sounds. Half of it is in store credits at the Clemson bookstore. How many pairs of orange overalls and pictures of Howard’s Rock can one guy use, anyway?
Made me laugh out loud…
Part of his contract is that he also has to keep 8-Ball the mascot out of Bangkok whorehouses and opium dens until after national signing day.
Sammy Watkins needs at least half of that money….
I just want to know why we have contracts in athletics anymore? There was time when a person was bound by the terms of a contract, it didn’t have to get revalued with every change of the wind. I know this thread is about the ballooning values, but much of that is driven by the threat of someone not honoring the first contract they signed. When you sign a contract for $1mm for ten years, you liked it at the time, and wanted the security it provided, so now you have no right to put a gum to your employer’s head because you became a hot item. Had it gone the other way you would expect them to honor the million per year you are no longer worth. No wonder businesses and governments are failing. Bunch of entitlement whiners whose word is only as good as the next offer. Street walkers have as much integrity. Wish the contracts I have with my stock broker were as fluid and only had upside.
You don’t think this stuff goes on in the non-athletics world? Boy, you lead a sheltered existence, Mac.
It’s human nature to leverage when the opportunity presents itself.
Hardly Senator, my business experience with contracts was/is extensive, and many were for much more than the entire UGA athletic department’s annuual revenues. Perhaps we are talking of different things, but a deal is a deal. As I said, I woud like to renegotiate real estate and investment deals I have made with the premise it can only get better.
I do think the athletic world has been granted far, far more loop holes than I ever saw in business. Can contracts be re-negotiated? Certainly but not on a one sided basis that often, usually has to be something good for both sides. I don’t see that much in today’s sports world with players and coaches walking out from agreed upon the deal. Very one-sided, imo.
It depends how you write the contract, Mac.
Didnt Tommy Bowden say he lived up to his contract at Tulane, because he paid the buyout that was written into the contract? That sounds like a valid point to me. If the contract has a buyout and you pay it, or an opt out, and you exercise it, that is living up to the contract.
Yes. Tommy even got a little help from his friends coming
No one could ever question that Senator. A contract which in which one party is injured by the default of the pther party would have ramifications, unless a totally inept attorney and client signed the contract. I fully understand escape clauses, but they should not be so loose as to allow one party to be injured without repercussions. When billions, or millions are involved, you tend to have tighter contracts….from my business experience, and I don’t care who writes it. Just saying I don’t care for the loosey/goosey nature of athletic contracts, and I don’t like folks not honoring their commitments when they just feel entitled to walk when they want more.
“I just want to know why we have contracts in athletics anymore?”
Because without contracts, the Leftists will have won. Romney-Gekko 2012 approves this message
Leftists will win over my dead body DNF. Not just a saying for many of us, you can only be pushed so far. Folks that think revolutions are in the Middle East and South/Central America are naive. But that is a discussion for another blog.
Man. The guy gets a gigantic raise after laying three gigantic eggs, including a 13-point effort against his biggest rival. He put up 17 points against an average Georgia Tech defense on a Thursday night which knocked CU out of national title consideration in the pillow-soft ACC, and then followed that up with a 13-point output against NC State’s titanic defense.
I should have learned to coach the spread offense!
The Chad Morris “6-year, $7.8 million contract” gift of the magi:
(a) irritates Kristi Malzahn;
(b) irritates McGarity;
(c) irritates Macallanlover;
(d) shows Spurrier again why Clempson is not USC;
(e) makes Bobo think about getting an agent
Surely that doesn’t put Kristi in the same foxhole with me!
Wow. Six years.
Considering how much they are still paying Coach Bowden, you would think they learned their lesson.
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