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.