For some reason, I have this picture in my mind of Greg McGarity getting up this morning, pouring himself a nice cup of coffee, picking up the morning paper/cutting on the laptop, perusing the sports page… and doing a massive spit take upon reading this.
Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin will become college football’s third $5 million-a-year coach under a six-year contract extension that was approved by the university’s board of regents and executed Thursday, according to a release from the school’s athletics department.
Six years, thirty million bucks for a guy coming off an 8-4 regular season who hasn’t coached in a conference title game. Makes you wonder what a coach with slightly better credentials might be worth on the open market, or what it might cost to hire somebody to replace said coach with slightly better credentials if said coach with slightly better credentials were to leave.
Maybe Dink NeSmith has some helpful suggestions for McGarity. Ol’ Dink seems kinda quaint now, doesn’t he?
And I’m wondering… if you’re a head coach in Athens, is there a better way to achieve job security than do to a good job and not seek top dollar for your efforts?