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"On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but leaving a comfortable situation, an athletic director or president that they get along with, and facilities can be difficult to match."
1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On t
A toast to all the coaches who recognize more money and more spotlight doesn't necessarily mean more happiness or a better life for them and their families.
And, in some cases, less success. Coaching is a hard business.
You can get all of that and no pressure to win in Austin.
And you can win a NC.
Sounds like a nice gig.
I've never understood this. It's true, the fans by and large don't break out pitchforks and torches over hoops. (Although plenty of people figure they deserve excellent, entertaining basketball, judging by this board.)
If I'm getting paid that much money, it's not because I stumbled into Bellmont and crashed through the door of the basketball office. I have a record; I want to keep it. I want to earn my money, and my boss is going to tell me to earn it.
“Kansas may wind up number one in these polls, but that would be so unfair to Texas...” -- Len Elmore, 2/13/11
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