I've only met ADMH 1x and he smiled shook my hand and said hi so I have no basis to judge how he deals w people and won't form an opinion on that until I sit down w him many times or get to observe him myself deal w people. What I believe is that he made the absolute right decision not to pay up for multiple reasons. If he goes to $3MM then we are in same position after next season if we do well or we are in the Travis Ford position if we crap out. Once an employee holds you hostage they will do it again and again. This was not the last time BU was going to the well. You've got to think about the entire athletic dept. Giving BU another $1mm on top of the $1mm holder offered comes from somewhere I'm guessing is not football. Is it wrestling. Is it baseball. Softball. Women's golf or tennis. That type of reallocation cripples elsewhere. Then you have Gundy siting there who has sold more season tix, generated more bowl revenue and more wins relative to that programs history. Getting Top 25 $ watching potential get top 10 $ wo really proving more in the win column than the guy that was just fired at the same point in his OSU tenure. Finally think long term. Basketball does not get OSU a seat at the table in the next Conf realign. KU maybe but no way OSU. Football will. We have to keep winning and based on our history that means keeping HCMG. We can't afford a 2-5 yr drought in the next 8 years. And that probably means HCMG gets paid $5mm/yr somewhere along the way.