Monday September 14, 2009
Kansas State: Bill Snyder's contract will pay him a total of $9.575 million through the end of the 2013 season. After his employment as head coach, Snyder will receive $150,000 annually as a special assistant to the athletic director.
Michigan State: The MSU board of trustees has approved the contract extension of AD Mark Hollis through 2016. Head football coach Mark Dantonio will receive a $2 million dollar bonus if he remains as head coach through January 15, 2016.
New Hampshire: Former UNH defensive end Matt Perdoni, who co-captained the 2007 Division I playoff team, has rejoined the program as a graduate assistant coach.
Pittsburgh Steelers: The Pittsburgh Steelers are negotiating terms of a contract extension with coach Mike Tomlin, Yahoo! Sports reports. Tomlin has two years left on his current contract, and both sides say a deal likely won't be finalized until after the 2009 season. But Pittsburgh is expected to try to lock up their Super Bowl-winning coach with a long-term deal. "Even if it doesn't get announced until after the season, both sides are very comfortable with the situation," a Steelers source told the Website. "I think Mike feels very comfortable about what the Steelers are going to do for him. He's not out there hanging, not sure what's going to happen."
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Friday September 11, 2009
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Thursday September 10, 2009
Alabama: About Nick Saban's new contract...there is a clause that calls for both sides to meet in February 2015 to "determine marketplace trends," and make sure Saban remains one of the three highest-paid coaches in the country. If that wasn't important, why have it written in? The most interesting part of the new deal is the $5 million retention bonus. Rather than pay a lump sum at the end of the contract, Alabama is going to pay Saban an additional $1.6 million if he's still the head coach in 2012; another $1.7 million if he remains until 2015, and another $1.7 million if he should still be eating Little Debbies while pacing the hallways of the Mal Moore Athletic Complex in 2018.
Wednesday September 9, 2009
Edmonton Eskimos: Offensive consultant Kevin Strasser is replacing Rick Worman as offensive coordinator.
Alabama State: Former Kentucky State assistant athletic director for administration and compliance, Sterling Steward, has been named interim AD and associate AD for compliance at Alabama State.
West Georgia: Head football coach Daryl Dickey has added the responsibility of director of athletics.
Tuesday September 8, 2009
Auburn: Contracts were made public on Monday. Gene Chizik is guaranteed to make $1.9 million annually as Auburn's head coach, but he stands to make a lot more if he is successful. Chizik's five-year deal runs through Dec. 31, 2013 and will pay him $500,000 in base salary, $700,000 for personal endorsement rights and $700,000 for radio/Internet/TV appearance fees. But if Auburn achieves success on the field and in the classroom, Chizik can make as much as $1.5 million more in bonuses. Chizik is in line for a win bonus if he gets 10 or more victories in a given season. That figure starts at $75,000 but jumps to as much as $200,000 if he were to duplicate Auburn's 2004 achievement and win 14 games. If Chizik is fired without cause, Auburn would owe him his $500,000 base salary for the remaining years on the contract. If he leaves voluntarily, he would owe Auburn his base salary for the remainder of the contract. It also has a clause that says neither Chizik nor his associates can discuss job opportunities with another school without notifying Auburn athletics director Jay Jacobs. Chizik signed his contract June 11. The assistant coaches' contracts also were released. Defensive coordinator Ted Roof ($370,000 annually), offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn ($350,000) and wide receivers coach/assistant head coach Trooper Taylor ($320,000) each signed three-year deals that run through the summer of 2012. The remaining six coaches on the staff signed two-year deals through the summer of 2011. Their base salaries are: defensive line coach Tracy Rocker ($320,000), offensive line coach Jeff Grimes ($290,000), running backs coach/recruiting coordinator Curtis Luper ($260,000), safeties coach Tommy Thigpen ($250,000), cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley ($210,000) and special-teams coordinator Jay Boulware ($210,000).
Hawaii: Wide receivers coach Ron Lee will no longer call the plays on offense. Offensive line coach Gordy Shaw and quarterback Nick Rolovich will work together calling the plays. "Ron Lee is still my offensive coordinator," Greg McMackin said. "And he called the winning touchdown (last week), so I'm pretty happy with him."