One thing you’ll never see Butts-Mehre do.

In the wake of George O’Leary’s resignation, Central Florida will pay his coach in waiting $700,000 for not replacing him.

You can add that to the “stupid things athletic departments do because they don’t have to pay for labor” file.  Which is getting kinda thick, now that I notice.

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13 responses to “One thing you’ll never see Butts-Mehre do.

  1. You can add that to the “stupid things athletic departments do because they don’t have to pay for labor” file. Which is getting kinda thick, now that I notice.

    So damn true. You see shit like this and it’s amazing that these guys can cry poor about how they can’t afford to pay players at the same time.

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  2. HVL Dawg

    Strange to see a lawyer criticize an entity for honoring the terms of a contract.

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  3. I guess that was their way of circumventing the HCIW waiting restrictions. Do you know if schools are required to allow the NCAA to review coaches contracts? I would think the NCAA would have frowned on that clause, basically making him the de facto HCIW but not being subject to the recruiting restrictions.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    “You can add that to the ‘stupid things athletic departments do because they don’t have to pay for labor’ file.”

    It’d be real cool if the UCF HCIW had to go out of pocket and hire lobbyists to beg the cheap Florida legislature to enact a claims bill just like the tooth and nail battle the parents of the dead UCF player will have to go through to get at least an additional $500,000.00 so that they could be elevated to the same financial status as a HCIW who didn’t even have to have a son killed

    “For the reasons expressed above, we approve the Fifth District’s holding that UCFAA is entitled to limited sovereign immunity under section 768.28. However, we quash the statement in the Fifth District’s decision that ‘[t]he judgment entered against UCFAA shall be reduced to $200,000 in accordance with section 768.28(5), Florida Statutes.’ Plancher, 121 So. 3d at 1109 n.17. Rather than requiring a reduction of the judgment, we remand for entry of a judgment corresponding to the jury’s award of damages but limiting UCFAA’s liability for payment to $200,000 pursuant to section 768.28(5). See Pinellas Cnty. v. Bettis, 659 So. 2d 1365, 1368 (Fla. 2d DCA 1995). The Planchers must look to the Legislature to collect any amount awarded above the statutory cap. See § 768.28(5), Fla. Stat.”

    Click to access sc13-1872.pdf

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  5. indemnitor

    Now he has time to work on that pesky masters degree

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