Withstanding the test of time

What’s striking about these hot seat posts you read about this year’s group of SEC coaches is that so many of them seem to be sitting on one, despite the fact that only two have more than five years of service at their current schools (and neither of them have warm derrières).

At four million a year (at least), considering buyout expense and what it usually costs to bring in the next guy, that’s an expensive way to seek short-term gratification.  Good thing the conference is chock full of sharp athletic directors and presidents.

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6 responses to “Withstanding the test of time

  1. Macallanlover

    “Good thing the conference is chock full of TV cash.” FIFY

    The idea of firing a coach and paying $5-20 million is more about the reckless way they view new-found money than how they evaluate a coach, and even offer high dollar, long term contracts in the first place. I remember when ND tore up Charlie Weis’ first year contract after a quick start and gave him a $3MM contract for 10 years, a thirty million dollar liability based on a hand full of games. As great as many of you think Saban is, the recent contract Bama gave him is an indication of how lightly financial commitments are viewed in today’s major programs.

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  2. SemperFiDawg

    How many coaches have lost their jobs due to Saban, not directly of course, but due to schools attempting to find someone to beat him? Miles and Richt come to mind immediately. Does anyone have a count?

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  3. AusDawg85

    As long as crack hiring consultants are only charging $40k for stellar work, the conference AD’s need not be worried.

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  4. DawgPhan

    The worst group of SEC coaches in my lifetime.

    The SEC will likely be coming off one of the worst stretches national relevance when the next TV deal comes up.

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