- Nov 14, 2010
If a change is made in the next couple years, the salary we pay will be really important. The average salary paid by the other 9 teams is the league is $2.74 million per year, and top 5 coaches are all above $3 million. We won't be able to hire a good coach unless we're willing to pay fair market value. We can't expect to hire a proven commodity if we're paying the lowest salary in the league.
Which means it will have to be a guy that is proven enough to justify that kind of a salary
Otherwise....we might as well go unproven again and hope for the best.
What would be worst case scenario is to pay that kind of salary to a guy that gets results like McDermott did at Iowa State or Grant at Alabama etc....
I.E. The Travis Ford debacle where it's not financially viable to move on when and if we need to.
That situation set us back because we had to eat it for too long
At least this route with Boynton, if and when the decision is made that wr need to move on, we won't have to wait
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