What did we finish in the Sears cup last year? Where did our football team finish last year? Where did our women's tennis program finish. I'm with you on Gundy...we need to pay the man and keep him very happy...but a one hit wonder basketball coach who was fully aware of our predicament shouldn't have taken the job in the first place if he was going to hold our feet to the fire for more than double his salary after less than one normal year of work. I say we give Mike what he wants and hire Doug for the cheapest we can at this point...When Doug earns it we pay him what he's worth at that time...but not before. At least Doug will likely have some loyalty as Mike has proven to have as well. Do we really want a yes man AD who gives coaches what we can't afford at the expense of other programs? Do we want to have coaches break the rules because the AD isn't looking or has no power? These are the bigger questions that have to be answered. Not just why some greedy coach went looking when we likely offered him quite a nice raise.
Unfortunately history has shown that Holder has a propensity for fumbling contract negotiations. You can't do that at a major university with your two flagship sports.