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A contract we'd all like to have

Steve Berkowitz of USA Today wrote an interesting article today on the contract of Louisville's athletic director Tom Jurich.

Berkowitz labels Jurich's contract, "unquestionably one of the most attractive in college sports".

Highlights...

Jurich's agreement runs through July 2023.  Base salary of $500,000.  $300,000 per year in "deferred income". Performance bonuses worth a maximum of $644,000 per year. "A page long list of financial costs the university agrees to absorb...".

That alone would be a lot.

But, Jurich also has a separate agreement with the University of Louisville Foundation for fundraising services.  That pays him more than $260,000 in base salary and guarantees that he will earn $300,000 of the $644,000 possible bonus available under his contract with the university. 

Jurich is 55. If he's still with the university at the end of June 2016, he will have vested in a plan which will pay him an additional $180,000 per year for 10 years.  

He gets 8 "priority 1" tickets to football and basketball games for as long as he, his wife or any of his four children live.  

Full article is available here.

On a completely unrelated note, we're hearing the football staff is "adjusting" some roles on the offensive side of the ball. Doesn't sound like a good situation. 

Best fake punt this season

There's talk out there that Navy pulled off a pretty sweet fake punt this weekend against Air Force.  

We've done some looking and made some calls and haven't yet been able to put our hands on video of it; but we're working on it and will update this article once we have it. 

This got us thinking...what has been the best fake punt so far this season at any level?  To make it more fun, we'll allow you guys to run it this weekend and then send us video.  To tip us off that you called the fake specifically in response to this article, please have the punter go through his normal pre-snap routine.

If anyone would like to submit video of an effective fake so far this season please email us at

Al Borges: We're still learning the offense

Michigan is 5-0.  In those five wins, Michigan has scored, 34, 35, 31, 28 and 58.

The 58 they put up against Minnesota on Saturday was historic...ly bad for Minnesota.  Minnesota has had 35 seasons in which they have not allowed 58 points; and Borges' guys did that in one game. 

Here's the best part about Borges' offense...he says they are still learning it!

Jump forward to about the 1:20 mark and prepare yourselves...Borges says as they get deeper into Big Ten play they will certainly "empty the drawer more". 

 

There is absolutely no truth to this one

Later today TCU will be accepting membership into the Big 12.  Well, actually that part is true.

Sources close to the situation tell us that there is no truth whatsoever to the chatter out there that Gary Patterson made Chuck Neinas pinky swear that the Big 12 would not also invite SMU into the league.  

Did not happen.  Nothing to see here.  Move along folks. 

Thursday TV

The weekend officially begins at 7:30 tonight.  God Bless America!

All times Eastern.

NFL:

None

College:

Western Kentucky at Middle Tennessee - 7:30 - ESPNU

Colorado School of Mines at Colorado State Pueble - 8PM - CBSSN

Cal at Oregon - 9PM - ESPN

High School:

Allen (TX) at Plano East (TX) - 8PM - ESPN2

Oaks Christian (CA) at Westlake Village (CA) - 10:30PM - FSN

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