Proving that Notre Dame has company when it comes to shelling out tons of money for failure, Southern Cal wants you to know it’s definitely no slouch in that department.
The University of Southern California’s soon-to-be departing athletics director, Pat Haden, was credited with more than $2.9 million in total compensation during the 2014 calendar year, according to the university’s new federal tax return.
The figure almost certainly makes Haden the nation’s highest-paid college athletics director. It represents a more than $400,000 increase over the total pay reported for him in 2013…
In addition to the information about Haden, the document also shows that USC paid more than $2.4 million in severance to former football coach Lane Kiffin, who was fired in October 2013, and that then-current football coach Steve Sarkisian was credited with total compensation of just under $3.7 million. Sarkisian was fired in October 2015.
So paying out more than $6 million to two flops entitles you to almost three million large. Shit, sign me up for some of that sweet action. Honestly, I’d be willing to do that for half.
Ah, I love the smell of entitlement in the morning.
4 responses to “Money for nothing”
It’s kind of hard to digest. Kiffen gets more money than most of us will ever see,.. for what? Totally screwing up a USC’s football program? This, after he broke it off in Tennessee…and now he’s coaching the offense at ‘Bama until some other school comes along and is smitten with him. Meanwhile the poor miners in WV are willing to break their backs and ruin their lungs hauling coal out of the ground for a few bucks, but aren’t allowed to.
I love sports and entertainment, but we do have some screwy values, no?
“Kiffen gets more money than most of us will ever see,.. for what?”
Yes we do.
I thought that bump up was due to the new minimum wage law California just passed. No?