They don’t pay you for what’s on the front of the jersey, pal.

They pay you for what’s on the back.

It seems likely that the Purdue football program’s new recruiting class will benefit coach Jeff Brohm on the field, but there’s no doubt it will help him at the bank.

Under the terms of his contract, Brohm will get a $45,000 bonus because the class was ranked among the nation’s 25 best by at least one of the outlets specified in an incentive provision of his agreement. The group was 25th in both the ESPN and 247Sports Composite rankings. (It was ranked 26th by rivals.com, the other outlet listed in the agreement.)

Meat on the hoof, and the cows don’t get a cut of the action.

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6 responses to “They don’t pay you for what’s on the front of the jersey, pal.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    “Meat on the hoof, and the cows don’t get a cut of the action.”
    Harsh but true. Remember Gary Shaw’s book?

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  2. St. Johns Dawg

    We’ve come a hell of a long way from coaches saying, “I’m not concerned with recruiting class rankings, we just needed to fill the needs of our program and this class does that.” Amazing.

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  3. Macallanlover

    Should also give them all a share of his kids’ lunch money as well. Divide up all the money, from everywhere, amongst the poor players. They are so pitiful, just don’t know how they can stand the time they must spend in such a horrible environment with so little to work with (room, meals, insurance, training, free education, and spending money left over, etc.) Every person, regardless of contribution, should all live on an equal level. Yep, that will work well.

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  4. FlyingPeakDawg

    These type of garbage incentive clauses remind me of how to charge fees according to the “blink” test. Start by saying the fee is $10,000. If the buyer doesn’t blink, add “per month”. If still no blink, add “plus expenses” and so forth until the blink of economic pain comes.

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