Thursday morning buffet

The chafing dishes are tanned, rested and ready.


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11 responses to “Thursday morning buffet

  1. Another Alabama guy leverages Greg McGarity to get himself a raise. Good for him.


  2. Jared S.

    Les Miles at #25?
    What the hell?


    • Dolly Llama

      Yeah, the Senator wasn’t kidding about the stupidity of that list. Once you get down below the top five or so, there seems to be little rhyme or reason to it.


  3. Macallanlover

    Bama has no sense of proportion regarding spending and seems out of control. The excessive habit of throwing money at everything possible will lead to some controls. Much like a drunk that doesn’t know when to take their foot off the gas, they need help/supervision. Paying a salary like that for someone to oversee training and nutrition says that someone doesn’t really want to be there, or someone didn’t evaluate the available supply of candidates.

    The coaching poll is an easy target to criticize anyway but why even include coaches with less than 2-3 years as a HC? Meaningless exercise by Athlon to either fill space or just pure click bait.


    • Don in Mar-a-Lago

      “Bama has no sense of proportion regarding spending and seems out of control.”


  4. Walt

    “Public colleges and universities have ratcheted up tuition to offset a retreat in state higher education funding”

    Hmm…I guess the money from all those tax cuts hasn’t trickled down to the common man yet.


  5. Watchman

    Even after the raise Scott Cochran is underpaid relative to results produced by his work. So is Nick Saban.


    • Macallanlover

      I don’t doubt there are some who believe that. In fact, they must since someone actually authorized that silliness.


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    The student fee scam almost gets me as mad as the student loan scam. The youth of the USA is getting f*#ked over.


  7. ASEF

    Re: Coaching compensation

    A big part of it is the free labor pool. But the other component is the set of insane assumptions surrounding executive pay in this country.

    Is s guy who can helm an organization to historic heights be worth even more than Saban gets paid? Sure. But everyone else is riding his coattails. SEC West coaches should tithe Saban, or at least a charity of his choice.

    As a group, executives all like to see themselves as Sabans, indispensable visionaries guiding their teams to success. But execs like Saban are exceptions. Fine, pay the exceptions exceptionally. But way too much money goes to perfectly mediocre managers across all industries. The of entitlement for people who reach the top of a ladder can be mind boggling.


  8. Dawg19

    Speaking of SEC officials, my Uber driver in Macon the other night was SEC Head Linesman Johnny Crawford. That was random.