They sure make it easier to pay for making dumbass decisions.
Auburn could potentially owe last season’s staff that finished 3-9 more than $11 million.
Just think about the buyouts they can swing after the new postseason swag starts rolling in.
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Adding up SOD’s buyout to Butch’s $500,000 signing bonus,1.5 mil owed to Cincy for the right to hire Butch and his salary thru 2017 ——>$17,000,000.00 YIKES!
Auburns new D coordinator fresh off a HC gig at a Southern Miss team that won their conference in 2011 but went 0-12 in 2012–> $800,000.00
Is there such a dearth of Good coaches that AD’s are paying prime rates for fair and middling?
Nice gig and sweet parachute when you can get it.
Multi-year contracts for assistant coaches has been the Pandora’s Box in the last few years. Coaches want security but when things don’t work out, the school is not only paying off the head coach but also the assistants. Just a product of the times we live in.
And yet “I blame Bobo” is year to year is he not?
For now. Expect that to change if he gets any inquiries from other schools.
Bobo has finally grown into the job. He and McClendon and Willie were not ‘Seasoned’ coaches. Willie had his shot and couldn’t cut it. Bobo has finally matured as an OC and we should pay him accordingly. McClendon is going to be hard to hold on to going forward.
Wee Willie had a cool quarter million dollar contract from the barners. Higher than his contract with the Sooners. Didn’t cut it at UGa but hasn’t done too poorly in spite of his lack of performance. “VanGorder signed a two-year contract with a base salary of $850,000 to become the highest-paid assistant on Gene Chizik’s newly-constructed staff.” WOW. Seems like college ball is in an arms race that has yet to find a ceiling.
But just think of the money they saved on achievement bonuses and payouts for reaching the post-season.
“We’ve got some grown men up front that don’t let you run it,” Smart said. “We force you to throw it, and then we stop you throwing it.” -- The Athletic, 1/13/22
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