The numbers on Tennessee’s new AD’s deal are kind of eye popping.
Currie’s deal with Tennessee is for five years through June 30, 2022, and is worth $900,000 per year. His base pay will increase by $25,000 on July 1 of every year. He’s also due a “signing incentive” of $75,000 within 30 days.
If Currie remains Tennessee’s athletics director by the end of his original contract date, he will receive a $1.5 million retention bonus.
Tennessee is responsible for Currie’s $175,000 buyout with Kansas State…
Currie’s deal also includes incentives ranging from $90,000 to $150,000 for high graduation rates and top-40 finishes in the Directors’ Cup standings, making $300,000 the max bonus he can receive in a single year.
All this to resuscitate an athletics department that was tied for 113th in the fall Directors’ Cup standings.
Does somebody want to make a “Greg McGarity is underpaid” argument?