Today, in athletic department belt tightening

Jesus.  Sarkisian just hired away Saban’s special teams coach for the low, low price of $1 million a year.

Just imagine what these idiots might be doing if we weren’t in a pandemic.

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31 responses to “Today, in athletic department belt tightening

  1. Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

    I mean, as long as they can line-up the boosters with the Big Oil Money, why not?

    It’s not like this is public money.

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    • Oh, I don’t care about UT spending the money. Just wish schools would quit with the po’ mouthing and related stuff, like shutting down programs, because of COVID.

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      • Corch Irvin Meyers, New USC Corch (2021)

        Yeah, that’s some bullshit. I don’t know if it would help or hurt (probably a little of both), but I’ve long thought it might be a good experiment to exclude football from Title IX scholarship restrictions because there is literally nothing else in female sports that compare, but because it’s included it’s almost always the smaller men’s sports like wrestling or men’s gymnastics that suffer. They’re pretty much only played by the large private schools or land grant schools in the midwest and West now.

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        • siskey

          I would be all for that if it meant that once excluded the schools kept women’s sports numbers at what they are now due to football and increased the amount of men’s scholarships to match that number. It will never happen but it would be a good idea.

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        • spur21

          Baseball – 11.7 scholarships can be divided between a maximum of 27 players on a 35-player roster, with all players on athletic scholarship having to receive a minimum of a 25 percent scholarship. That leaves room for eight walk-ons.
          My son turned it down and went with a full academic scholarship.

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    • It think in UT’s case it’s also a big ol’ pile of Joe “King of Torts” Jamail court settlement money (and if you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend watching Texas Style Deposition on YouTube.)

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  2. Jack Klompus

    Poor Will Friend had to take a pay cut!

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  3. I’m just glad he didn’t pursue Scott Cochran. I wonder if Little Nicky is going to come calling him to come back to T-town.

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  4. PTC DAWG

    Smoke’em if you got’em

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  5. siskey

    If Sark is not Mack Brown or Royal then does that mean that no one can do it at Texas? Did they try to hire Matt Campbell? He seems like he would have been very successful there.

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  6. Hogbody Spradlin

    At Texas that is belt tightening.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    If I’m the Tex punter, I’d be telling my coach that dropping a punt in the 20 in a close game is gonna cost you 5 grand.

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  8. debbybalcer

    Of all Saban’s coaches this was probably the one he was ok with. Special teams have not been their strength.

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  9. Dawg in Austin

    He’s also a hell of a recruiter, but damn. The boosters are all in here.

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  10. ASEF

    If money could buy Texas playoff relevance, they’d be a fixture by now.

    Likeliest outcome here is Texas rising at TAMU’s and Oklahoma’s expense. Texas fans will be happy in the short run, it will make the OU/Texas rivalry interesting again, and Jimbo will have to move quickly while LSU and Auburn try to reset and Alabama reloads.

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  11. Donor: Here’s a million to cover our football coaching expenses.

    AD: Why thank you! Listen, we need $10 grand for the women’s team uniforms. Think you could….

    Donor: Hahahaha! What…you think I’m made of money? Hell no.

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  12. stoopnagle

    The highest paid coordinator in the PAC-12 makes $1m

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