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Will they spend the money to bring The Chad home?
It will be a very high cost. $6,000,000 buyout and about $1,750,000 a yr.
That is some very serious ash for a coordinator.
@JManziel2 Chad Morris back to his alma mater?? #paytheman #baller
Johnny wants The Chad.
Little hand says it's time to rock and roll.
I don't see it but they may, I just don't see them ponying up 6 mil in buyouts for possibly just one year of being an offensive coordinator. But who knows
He has a 6.5 million buyout for a lateral move. He isn't going anywhere. The bigger question is whether he has looked so desperate that he has pretty much guaranteed himself that he has to take a lesser HC job to get out of Clemson. How can Clemson possibly recruit to that system with a guy that is going to jump at the first decent job he can get. Wouldn't be surprised to see him take a job like La. Tech just to get a HC gig.
This post was edited by Mike Honcho 19 months ago
Could be away around the buyout by naming him associate head coach. I do not know the ins and outs of the contract but it may be possible. Would be funny to hyman pay monopoly money for football staff after being tight here for a while.
That's a very good points. Both of them!
Do he and Sumlin hae ties? Other than the obvious state of Texas connections. The Air Raid offense of Mumme/Leach/Kingsbury is not exactly the same thing as the Chad's offense. I'd be surprised if Sumlin didn't want to keep the offensive system they have in place.
"Like Morris’ deal, the buyout is waived if Venables departs Clemson for a position his contract defines as one “a reasonable person in the college football coaching profession would believe to be a professional advancement.”
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
You may be able to make that argument even without the assistant head coach title. Clemson must have had someone from their law school draw up that ridiculous contract. :-;
Ok, that was a deceptive sentence it appears...it is better written than that. Found it at link above. Loophole is no longer there.
There isn't a contract out there that can't be broken. Or amended.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
clemson does not have a law school, only agriculture and animal science departments that might draw up a contract.
Sumlin doesn't need a high profile OC. That is his offense and he runs the show, so he can take a young guy and make him into a good OC. It would be like Saban or Spurrier spending big $$ on a coordinator.
The rug really tied the room together, did it not?
Saban's defensive coordinator makes $850,000 per year.
My point was that saban does not need to hire a big name guy. Nobody knew who smart was until saban. When Kirby leaves, saban will likely promote or hire a linebacker coach and teach him to run his system. Same with Sumlin in that he will teach his coordinator his system and not hire a guy that's bringing in his own system.
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