Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Couple of quick UT/Kiffin thoughts

- Initial reports are that Kiffin's contract at USC is $20M for five years. That is so absurd that I can't even wrap my mind around it.

Off the top of my head, the other coaches whose salary is in the $4M range are: Nick Saban, Urban Meyer, and Mack Brown. That's seven national titles, if you are counting. ***EDIT (thanks to the ever-present Anonymous: That's FIVE national titles. I originally had Carroll and Les Miles included for comparisons sake as well. The point is still the same: USC has lost their mind).***

Kiffykins has less than two years head coaching experience: a disaster in Oakland and seven wins at Tennessee last year. He has a career coaching record that is less than .500.


- If I'm Tennessee, I call Phil Fulmer and offer to make him my interim coach for 2010. Rather than try and sift through the leftovers this late in the hiring season, I see if Fulmer will sign a deal that guarantees that it is a one year arrangement. He could provide stability, probably salvage a good bit of the recruiting class, and then UT could spend the next year conducting a coaching search at their own pace.

Wait, what am I doing? Ron Prince for UT!!!


Anonymous said...

How do you get to 7 with those 3 coaches? Did you leave off Bob Stoops?

Pumpdawg said...

Saban is such a god to Bama people,his NC trophy with them counts as two.

Scott said...

That's what I get for typing too quickly, and yeah I did leave off Stoopes.

The point remains the same...$4M for Kiffykins defies logic.

Anonymous said...

Pumpdawg, Saban is not our God. He is our football coach and he is the best one in the country. Get over it.