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How many colleges do you know of that pay their head coach $5M+? I'll hang up and listen.
The answer... is 1. Texas pays Mack Brown $5.2M. Texas, Alabama, and Oklahoma are the only schools in the country that pay their head football coach $4M+, FYI
This post is so wrong it's laughable. If alabama fans and boosters had their way they would have gotten Rich Rod. It's amazing how many people fall for this version of revisionist history. Guess people will convince themselves of anything if it helps them believe that winning isn't hard.
I'm not sold that Gruden is a great coach and worth more than $5 million. There's a lot of hype around this that I just don't understand.
I don't think he had the most stellar of records while in the NFL. His teams were always up and down. I know I lived in Tampa when he was there and there were plenty of people fed up with the fact he always liked the 40 year old veteran quarterbacks. I'm not sure where he's going to find a 40 year old senior in college. But he has no college experience. Saban was hired because they knew he built a program at LSU. What in the heck do you know you're getting with Gruden?
He goes out and hires a bunch of pro guys. He goes to kid's places, talks about how he was in the NFL and he can guarantee the knowledge he'll bestow could lead to the NFL for the kid. He sells the kid on the image. Hey, I'm Gruden. Kid comes to UT, but could care less about the school. Cares more about his dreams...
Hmmm... Where have I heard this before? Let me think...
Don't forget Peyton Manning as QB coach!
It is also our responsibility to not feed the monkey and watch it grow. I am floored that this discussion has once again been brought up.
BREAKING NEWS: Phillip Fulmer wants to come back
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Sorry for the double post. Mobile is acting up for some reason.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by DownTheField 18 months ago
It's not just mobile..
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I think Gruden is a good coach. But 5.5M initially in ridiculous. Maybe if he was already here and winning 10-14 games each season and wanted a new contract, but I'm not willing to make him the highest paid coach in the nation based on purely NFL experience.
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