Kudos to recently fired college football coaches Todd Graham and Rich Rodriguez for apparently having managed to extract $18.5 million in buyouts from ASU and the U of A after failing to establish consistently winning football programs at their respective schools as promised and expected. That the leadership of our state university system authorized such one-sided contracts permitting these outrageous and unconscionable windfalls is a scandal.
Are we about to discover that the newly-hired football coach at ASU has also entered into a contract allowing him to win a multi-million dollar “football coaches lottery “ when he is fired because of unsatisfactory performance? Will the U of A follow suit when it selects its new football coach by agreeing that if he is terminated for failure to perform he will be paid enough money to guarantee he will never have to work again? We’ll see.
Charles S. Sabalos
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.